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1. HIS edition of the Bomb marks the 7.5th anniversary of tlie pubHcation. It is 
the oldest college annual in the South, and in a way tlie prestige that it carries is 
symbolic of the prestige of the school it represents. 

VMI men have risen to prominent heights in every imaginable field of endeavor, 
and although VMI was originally an engineering school, the Institute now displays 
some of the best liberal arts departments in the state. VMI has graduated the best 
(if civil leaders an<l the military accomplishments of her graduates are not to be 
(iverlcicikrd. Ilundrnls of X'Sll men have ilicd for their country in all the wars and 
national conflicts since 1839. During World War II VMI men served in the offices 
of Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and there 
were more than sixty men of general and flag rank in the armed services who 
graduated from the Institute. 

\'MI is the only school in the country permitted to display a battle streamer 
on iur flag. The Corps of Cadets participated in the Battle of New Market and 
])layed a decisive role in the defeat of the northern forces under command of General 
Siegel on 1,5 May 1864. Similarly, it is the little traditions and practices that make 
VMI outstanding. She lists among her graduates such men as General of the 
Army George C. Marshall, a military leader who received the Nobel Prize for Peace. 
In a way, he is representative of the type of man V]MI produces, a man capable of 
succeeding not only in the military but in civilian life as well, a man with a high 
sense of honor and firm character, well rounded in many things, but above all with 
a high sense of duty to his country. 

The alumni of VJNII have good reason to be proud of their school, and good 
reason to back her loyally as they watch her growth, knowing that she will con- 
tinue to make notable contributions to a free society. 





JOHN McKENNA 

Head Football Coach 




CfKicli McKii.iia pivs.MiLs 111,, first l)r 
trophy— The Footl>all Award r,f I 
John Kngels. 



The sevenly-fiflh (.'dilion of llic VMI Ho.mh is dedicuU-d to thu \'M1. coaching sLafV 
in all sports, and in particular to Coach John JNIcKenna, V'MI's head football coach. 

It is liighly praiseworthy that VMI coaches have been able to field the excellent 
teams that have won consistently in past competition. With but a small scholarship 
program in athletics and a student body of less than a thousand cadets to draw from, the 
records of all \"MI athletic teams have been outstanding. 

Coach McKenna's background includes Ail-American mention as a center on Villa- 
nova's unscored-upon 1937 football team (he graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy in 
1938), Naval air service, a stint at Malvern Prep in Philadelphia, and a tour as assistant 
coach at Villanova and Loyola of Los Angeles. He served as line coach for VMI in 19.5'-2 
and was the unanimous choice for the head coaching position in 1953. 

He has done very well with VMI athletics, coming at a time when subsidized football 
had reached a very low ebb with scandals in a number of schools. ^Itdvcnna succeeded 
in raising the standards of football and the prestige of collegiate athletics in the state. In 
his first season as head coach, VMI won the Big Six championship. In the 1957 season the 
team went undefeated to win the Southern Conference as well as the Big Six crown, and 
Coach John McKenna was named the Southern Conference Coach of the Year. This 
year's "Big Red" extended the winning streak to eighteen games. 

A gentleman and a leader of young men, Coach McKenna has won the friendshi]) of 
all those with whom he has come in contact, and the respect of his players with his thorough- 
ness and strict discipline, and the admiration of fans and sports writers throughout Virginia. 

McKenna follows a simple — if not easy — rule of trying to instill in the players' minds 
the feeling that each game is an entity in itself, and that what has gone on before or may 
be coming in the next weeks has nothing to do with the game at hand. 

Coach McKenna deals in two commodities — fundamentals and facts. On the foot- 
ball field at practice, it is the former. At the banquet table, it is the latter. McKenua's 




attributes as a speaker and as a VMI ambassador make him an excellent advertisement 
for \'MI and athletics in general. His modesty, sincerity; and flow of words at the speaker's 
rostrum would do credit to a college president. 

Newspaper columnists have called Coach McKenna "an articulate and entertaining 
speaker," "... a spirited competitor, a deep thinker who doesn't speak unless he has 
something to say . . . . " 

The Corps is extremely proud to have been associated with this extraordinary gentle- 
man and coach. The dedication of this seventy-fifth edition of the Bomb is but a small 
measure of the esteem with which he and all the coaching staff' are held by the Corps, the 
Institute, and the Alumni. 




ASSES 




THE ATHLETICS 




Established in 1839, VMI was one of the first military 
colleges in the United States, and since that time has 
enjoyed a position of leadership among schools of that 
tyi)e through the country and the world. Xot only 
have distinguished military leaders at home and 
abroad served with honor, but ninety per cent of VMI's 
graduates enter civilian life where they have left 
outstanding records of success. 

The aims of the Institute have remained unchanged 
through the 120 years of its existence. The production 
of citizen soldiers remains i)uniniount. The VMI man 
has always served his country well in peace as well as 
in war. 



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MAJOR GENERAL AYILLIAINI HAjNIMOxND MILTON, JR. 

Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute 




I.T. (ilONKI! U, Cll Mll.KS K. KlLHIUI 

SiiiieriiiU-iiilei(l Emeritus 



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I'urmir Sinicrinlenilenl 




BOARD OF VISITORS 





Scaled. Left In Rlqht: Hon. S. S. IIiit.'.r, >Iuj. Gm. W. ^r. Stokes .Jr., Hon. H. X. tlcBull.s Mmj. Gon. W. H, Millon. Jr., Hon. (;. H. 

Miller, Jr. 
Standing: Col. J. H. Ebeling, Hon. E. T. Gray, Col. M. F. Ncal, Hon. K. Pcndlotoii. Hon. E. H. Onid, Hon. J. S. Liiwson. Hon. R. .\. 

West, Hon. S. G. Olsson, Maj. Gen. S. Crump 
.Vo( Pictured: Dr. D. Y. Pnscliall 



STAFF 



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3kig. Gen. Llovd -I. Damdson 
Dean of the Fanilli/ 










( f)L T ( \liTEIf HaiXES ( <H VliTHl k M Lips* omb. .Jh. 

Business Eunillir Officer Ktgislrar 



Col. BYouhnoy H. Baiiksdale Capt. Joseph C. Pearce 

Military Exenitirc Officer Band Director 



M\J. R. M\RLO\\ H\RPER ('\PT WiLLIW I. (iK\MiE\L 

A^ililant Treasurer J'nnhasm,/ Dffutr 



Mil. Robert W. Jeffrey 
Director of PiMic Relations 



Col. J. Harhv Kbeling 



PRESTON LIBRARY 




The library is the heart of an (■(lucatiiiiial iiislitulion and at ySll 
is appropriately a memorial to Colonel John Thomas Lewis Preston, 
the original champion of the founding of the Virginia Military 
Institute. 

It is Colonel I'reston who is generally credited with conceiving 
the idea of \'.MI and who gave the institution its name: "Virginia — 
a state institution, neither sectional nor denominational. [Military — 
its characteristic feature. Institute — something different from 
either college or university. The three elements thus indicated are 
the basis of a triangular pyramid, of which the three sides will 
preserve their mutual relation to whatever height the structure 
might rise." 



ARMY 



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Standing, Left to Right: M/Sgt. Collins, M/Sgt. Gould, SFC Mason, SFC Shepherd, Lt. Col. Maiizolil 
•Capt. Murphy, M/Sgt. McClintock, Maj. Nelson, SFC Tolle, Maj. Murphy, SFC Michael 



('apt. Kelsey, :\I/Sgt. Smith. Col. .Johns, 



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,.ECOGNIZED by the Department of the Army as a leader 
among military colleges, the Virginia Military Institute offers a 
unique and varied military program to its students. All cadets 
become potential officers, enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training 
Corps, in their fourth class year. Learning basic fundamentals of 
the military during their fir.st year, cadets elect their particular 
branch of the Armed Forces at the beginning of their second year, 
Armor, Artillery, or Infantry being offered. During the second and 
third years, the cadets ejiter an intensive study of the science and 
tactics of their particular branch and attend a summer camp of six 
weeks duration at the end of their second class year. At summer 
camp, they put to practice the vital information learned in the VMI 
^Military Science Department. The constant high standing of cadets 
at camp demonstrates the rxccllence of their instruction at the 
Institute. 

I{( ciiniiition of over-all excellence in the military is given those 
(•.■hI( !■- \\h<< meet the requirements by designating them Distinguished 
Milil.iiy Sludents. Cadets owning this honor are offered Regular 
Army commissions. All cailcls. however, receive Reserve conmiissions 
upon graduation. 

In keeping with modern military concepts, the Military Science 
Department is constantly striving to make realism, in both class- 
room and field, a steady factor. Proof of this high standard of 
instruction may be seen in the records that VMI Regidar or Reserve 
officers ha\c mainlaineil Ihrnunh the ye.-ir.s. 



AIR FORCE 




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HE Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps is a vital element 
in tlie nation's atomic age. Tlirougli tliis program, tlie most select 
men are graduated into the most strategic positions of air offense and 
defense. At VMI, tlie fourth classman selects Air Force ROTC 
because he has a desire to fly. He is soon, however, made aware that 
the unicjue position of the Air Force in world afl^airs requires a great 
number of eomix'tent men in non-flying positions. Research, develop- 
ment, wcatlu-r, <)])erations, and administration are but a few of the 
highly important positions open to the career man in the Air Force. 

At VMI, the Department of the Air Force has begun the Flight 
Indoctrination Program for all first classmen who are qualified to 
fly. This program follows a four week tour of duty at siuiimer cainp 
where all .\ir Force ROTC cadets of the second class are instructed 
in Air Force operations. During the first two years of AFHOTC, 
the cadets are acquainted with the organization and mission of the 
Air Force in United States and world affairs. During the second class 
year, the cadets learn more specific operations of Air Force 
units and follow this instruction with practical application at summer 
camp. The first class year is spent in dealing with problems of world 
tensions, geopolitics, and international relations. 

The missi<in of the Department of Air Science at VMI, therefore, 
is to instill within its AP'HOTC cadets an overall conception of air 
power and purpose with as much practical application as possible. 
As the test of greatness always results in performance. Air Force 
officers graduated from the VMI program are the standards for 
measurement. 



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N'T CoLOXEL 1 

.fessnr of Ai 





Seated: Maj, Ree\-es, Col. Carroll, Maj. Hun 
Standing: Mr. Arnold, Mr. Ridley 




DEPARTMENT 
BIOLOGY 



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ITIIIX Uu' fraiiK'work of a cultural background, the "pre- 
niedical curriculum" of VMI is designed to give its students the 
necessary preparation to enter any medical school as well as a 
background for entering the fields of teaching, public health and 
industry. Fnlly meeting the standards prescribed by the As- 
sociation of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical 
Association, the Department of Biology ably recognizes the value 
of preparing its students. 

With complete awareness of the dangers of narrow specialization, 
the curriculum offers a liberal education with concentration in 
those sciences appropriate to a biological objective. Thus, the 
bachelor of arts rather than the bacheloi- of science degree is 
awarded to successful graduates. 



Colon Ki, Cmil'mll 
Bead, Departmail uf Lliul,, 



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Seated: Col. Ritehey, Col. German, Col. Smart, Lt. Col. Wise 

Standing: Mr. Dangler, Lt. Col. Pickral, '2nd Lt. Corr, Mr. Borders, '2nd Lt. He 



•2n(l Ll. Sink, 1st Lt. Newr 




DEPARTMENT OF 
CHEMISTRY 



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HE curriculum in chemistry, approved by the American 
Chemical Society, is designed to prepare students for graduate 
work in chemistry as well as to enable them to fill positions in the 
chemical industry after graduation. The VMI chemist is prepared 
to enter the fields of development, research, production, sales and 
personnel. 

The fundamentals of chemistry, mathematics and physics 
are combined with work in the humanities in order to give the 
chemistry major a balanced educational experience. 



Colonel Geijm.vx 
Ileud, Department of Chemistry 




6iata Lt Col MtDoiiuugh, tol Maim, Col. Moryaii 
Standing Ma] Gillespie, Ma] Bov\er, 1st Lt. Jamison, 
Not Pictured: Lt. Col. Dobyiis, Mr. Clark 



lid Lt. .\rtlnir, Capt. Patrick, Maj. Ilartis, >Li.i. Crim, iiid Lt. 




DEPARTMENT OF 
CIVIL ENGINEERING 

i\.PPR0V?2D by the Engineers" Council for Professional 
Development, the Civil Engineering curriculum of VMI provides 
a backgroimd of basic sciences, applied engineering subjects, 
and a number of well distributed cultural subjects for its students. 
With this background, the graduate engineer may rise to a career 
in many diversified fields of engineering. 

With the distinction of being the oldest of the engineering 
]irofessions, VMI's department is also the newest in that it is 
ec(uipped with the most modern laboratories for student use. 
The VMI student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engi- 
neers has received the Certificate of Commendation of the ASCE 
twentv-one times. 



Colo .\ EL Mokg.\n 
Head, Department of Civil Engineering 




S,;il,,l: l,t. ('(,1. Xichols, Col. Ja 
Sldniliii!/: Mr. Tucker, 1st Lt. Sclr 




DEPARTMENT OF 
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 

I\ BROAD kiiowk'dge of fuiKlunifulal engineering principles 
with particular stress on electrical engineering subjects is embodied 
in the electrical engineering curriculum. The graduate of the 
program, therefore, has a wide range of choice in engineering and 
related fields. Research, development, design, management, and 
sales of equipment applied to power, control, electronics, and 
communication are within the grasp of the VMI electrical engineer. 
Graduates of the program are al.so equijipt'd with the necessary 
background for graduate work. 

The curriculum, approved by the Engineers' Council for Pro- 
fessional Development, is prevented from being too rigidly con- 
cerned with technical studies by re(|uiring the students to study 
humanistic and social subjects. Thus, the balance is preserved. 



Colonel Jamison 
Head, Department of Electrical Engineerin 




Seated: C»l. Tutwiler, Col. Dilliird, Lt. Col. Hclig 

Standing: Mr. Proctor, Capt. Pearce, Mr. Ford, Mr Turner, Ma.i. Gentry, Maj. Byers, Maj. Joliii.so 

Not Pictured: Lt. Col. Roth, Maj. Pence, Mr. Truesdale 




DEPARTMENT 
ENGLISH 



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.ECOGNIZING the need for an ability to understand and 
.solve the probleni.s in which human beings are involved, the 
English major curriculum rec|uires a foundation in the natural 
sciences, the core of humanistic learning in literature, foreign 
languages, and the arts recjuired of civilized society. With this 
])reparation, the graduate English major may present himself 
in the fields of business, journalism, diplomatic service, and the 
armed forces. He is also cjualified to enter graduate schools of law, 
fine arts, teaching, and literary or professional writing schools. 



( 'iiLU.NEL DlLLAlU) 

Head, Department of English 




,SV«/i./ II ((.1 Diuiiiiij, ( ol Bniok,, Col. FulliT, Lt. Col. Morrisnii 

StandniQ Mr \\ right, Maj Gilliam, Maj. Goolrick, Mr. Conner, Mr. Thompson 

Not Pictured Maj Wilson, Maj Hunter 




DEPARTMENT OF 

HISTORY 
AND ECONOMICS 



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HE cailft who graduates from the history curriculum is a 
man educated in the responsibilities of citizenship and not a 
narrow specialist in the field of history. Consequently, he is 
prepared to enter any occupation where a mastery of issues and 
affairs is required. By the same token, he has met the require- 
ments which will enable him to enter sradnate schools of law and 
business administration. 

'I'he understanding of dcvelopmcnis is stressed in the history 
curriculum rather than ])ure memori/ation of facts. For this 
reason, the student is able to understand and ajijireciate the fields 
where human beings work together. 



CuLO.NEL FCLLEU 

Head, Department of History 




Left In liiyhl 




DEPARTMENT OF 
LANGUAGES 



kjPANISII, French, Gel'iiian, and elcuientary Hussian are the 
languages offered to cadets who are majoring in the liberal arts. 
Cadets in the History and English currieulums are required to 
take four years of the language of their choice while cadets in the 
Biology curriculum are rc(|uireil to take two years of language. 

Beginning with elements of basic grammar and speech, the 
cadets advance to an analysis of literary currents and movements 
in their particular language during their last two years. An under- 
standing of the peo])le and their country is thus developed and the 
liberal artist adds to his store of knowledge as well as forming a 
]>ractical background should he enter the field of international 
relations. 



Colonel Millner 
ad. Department of Modern Languages 







Seated Cul B>rne, Cul. I'uidic, Col. Knox 

Standing Col As, Mr. Keel'e, 1st Lt. McCrary, Mr. Pa 

Not Pictured: Mr. Chan 



sh, Maj. Clark, Maj. .Martin, Maj. SaundcT 




DEPARTMENT OF 
MATHEMATICS 



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wo curricula in ^Mathematics which lead to a bachelor's 
degree are offered to cadets. A general liberal arts curriculum in 
^lathematics designed for the cadet who is more interested in the 
liberal arts and sciences leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. On 
the other hand, the Bachelor of Science degree, stressing the 
laboratory application of mathematics, is offered to other 
interested cadets. Both degrees are designed to prepare the 
student for graduate work in mathematics or for immediate employ- 
ment in the fields of scientific research, industrial management 
and research, and work in \-Mrious government agencies. 



COLO.XEL BvnxE 
Head, Department nf Malhematii 




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.Snitcl: (apt. liriUin;ni, Lt. Col. TayU.r, C'apt. Tate 
Stu)i,liii,j: Mr. Hcatli, Mr. Agnor, Mr. Sturges 




DEPARTMENT OF 
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 

VV IIILE the Mechanical Engineering Department doe.s not 
offer a degree, its function i.s extremely important as it pertains to 
the departments of Physics, Civil Engineering, Mathematics, and 
Chemistry. Physicists are taught Thermod.\'namics in this de- 
]jartment, and Civil Engineers, Mathematicians, and Chemists 
are taught Mechanical Engineering Drawing. 

The courses taught in this depirtment are fundamrnlal in 
their scope, ab.solutely vital to an understanding of the more 
specialized subjects which come later. Thus, the department 
is by nature one presenting service courses, individual, and at 
the same time, related to other cle[)artments. 



LiEiTEXANT Colonel T.vylor 
Head, Department nf Mcehanieal Engineering 



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Seated: Col. Foster, Col. Heflin, Col. Weaver 

Standing: 2nd Lt. Hickerson, Mr. Minnix, Col. Newman, Maj. Carpenter, Mr. Jones, Capt. Sander 




DEPARTMENT 
OF PHYSICS 



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► UOAD scientific training i.s the keystone of the Physics 
curi'icuhim. Intensive training and study in the fields of classical 
and modern physics and mathematics, as well as cultural and 
non-technical study, mark the course. Thus, not the least 
important are those non-technical courses which serve to guard 
against the limiteil ])(iinl of \-ie\v jiresent in a purely scientific 
pur.suit. 

Physicists today are employed in both private and government 
industry in the areas of research, development, and design. The 
Physics curriculum at "S'MI enables cadets to move into these 
positions with maxinuim jjreijaration as well as to form a back- 
ground for graduate work in Phvsics. 



CoLiiXEL IIeFI.IX 

Head, Dcimrlmeut of I'hi/s. 




While cadets are subject to Institute regulations 
devised to maintain military discipline and procedure, 
a deep-rooted tradition at VMI is the system of cadet 
self-government that supplements the Institute's con- 
trols within the Corps. 

The three main facets of control within the Corps are 
to be found in the General Committee, the Honor 
Court, and the Cadet Regiment. 

The Rat year and the winning of class privileges instill 
a sense of firm-rooted class spirit into each VMI class 
that attends the Institute. 

The Corps has always been the same in spirit. The 
VMI Corps of Cadets believes itself second to none in 
the world, and they are rightly proud of the tradition 
and fame they are heir to. 






COLOXEL GlOVEU S. Joll. 

Commandant of Cadets 




Maj. S. S. Gillespie 
Assifitant Co mm and ant 



Capt. S. C. Ha inns 
Assistant Commandant 



Mu. 11. L. Nuc'KOLs 
Commandants Clerk 



TACTICAL STAFF 




Sealed: Col. Johns. Standing, Left hi Highl: Capt. Barnes, Capt. Pearlstine, Capt. Guzman, Maj. Muipliy, Capt. Patrick, Capt. I!ritti;,'an, 
Capt. Kelsey, Capt. Harris, Lt. Newman, Capt. Blake, Lt. JMcCrary, Lt. Jamison, Lt. Sclnvan 






R^IMEjrrAL 
COM]^?s[DER 



HOWARD 



B. SPRINKLE 






1!. II. KniiK-Kiiy, S-1 



J. J. MmsoUI, s-a 



I.. A. Kiiuiicr, S-1 




J. H. Tumlinson 
Sergeant-Major 



J. H. Jarrctt 

lifgiiucnfa! Siijiph/ Sergeant 



J. G. Goodwillie 
Color Sergeant 



T. F. Thompsim 
Color Sergeant 





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Frederick B. Cavaii:iuf;h, .Ir. 
Fir.it Raitalinii Commander 



FIRST BATTALION STAFF 




M. A. H. rimitli, S-1 



.1. A. Gariiett, S-;S 



\V. B. Kessler, Jr., S-4 



APPOINTMENTS IN REGIMENT OF CADETS 



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1. All appointments of otHcors aiid non-conirnissioiicd otlici-rs in llic lil■^'inu■l 
'2. Tile following appointments in tlie Regiment of Cadets, elfccti\(' Tncsd;! 
shown are announced: 

TO HK CADKT CAPTAIN'S 
1 Sprinkle, II. H., Hen mental Cnmmumh-r S Irons, H. I,., C.nimimdcr, CnmiMiii/ C 

■> CavananKh. K. B., Cnmmamler, First Hallaliun !) Kramer, I-. A., lieijiiiiniliil S„ pplii Officer (.S-,',) 

;i Tonipson. J. C, Cmnmamler, Sn-nml llallalion 10 Monroe, J. T., Cammniiiler. ISri/niienlcl llami 

4 Kornegav, B. II., ReijimcntuI Adjulunt (S-1) 11 Adams, S. P. Commamler. Ciuni.iiiui I) 

5 MaeWillie. D. M., Cunninniiler, Cmpa,,,/ E V> Bretli, F. J., Commamler, C„mi„i„i, A 

6 Massotti, J. J., ReqimentuI Plans anil Training Officer (S-S) l:i \'ermillion, J. G., CnmmaniUr. ComiMn,/ I! 

7 Roberts, C. W., Commander. Com pan,, F 



Kessler, W. B., S-4, First Haliulion 

Eger, R. E., S-i, SecomI Haltalion 

Orrison. C. R., Companij C 

Smith, M. A. H., S-1, First Battalion 

Gapenski, L. C, S-S, Second Battalion 

Loop, N. E., Company E 

Haines, R. G., Compani/ F 



TO BE CADET FIRST LIICfTENANTS 

8 Ruffin, W. N., Compan,/ F 

9 Grayson, E. H., S-1, Second Hatlalinn 
10 Garnett, J. A., S-S, First Haltalion 

U Walker, D. T., Comjian,, A 

1'2 Wood, J. L., Compani, 11 

13 Bingham, R. D., Band Com irnnj 





TO BE CADI/r 


Xoves, R. L., D 


S Chew. R. C, Band 


Woodman, J. B., F 


II White, F. H., D 


Phillips, J. A., Band 


10 Tale, .1. T., E 


Sommers, R. A., E 


11 Blakemore, V. A., C 


Keiser, G. W., B 


Vl Fall, E. L., B 


Blaiicliard, SI. F., .1 


13 Sewell, S. H., A 


Drake, W. S., C 


14 iMaupin, M. W., F 



<KC()XI) IdKCTEXAXTS 

1.-, (leis, R. W., Band 

l(i Heller, 1). J.. D 

17 -MaoGregor, H. G., E 

18 Coniglio, B. L., C 
11) Strunk, J. R., B 
H) Johnson, P. T., A 
il Nebraska, W. T., F 



i-l Re\-es. A., .1 

'23 Pate, C. H., E 

■1 1 \'arg()sko, M. A., C 

■>r, Engels, J. L., B 

■20 Bishop, A. O., .1 

27 Thomas, H. E., F 



TO BE CADET REGBIEXT.VL SERGEANT JIA.JOR 
Tumlin.snn, .1. II. 

TO BE CADET REGIMENTAL SUPPLY SERGEAXT 
Jarrett, J. H. 



1 Smith, J. A., .4 
■2 Royster, D. T., B 



1 Huggins, W. F., B 
1 Messner, D. O., D 



1 Williams, M. B., ^ 

2 Sauder, R. L., E 

3 Pettyjohn, D. R., C 

4 Spivev, D. P.. B 

5 Quinn, R. G., F 

6 Williams, T. H., Band 

7 Giles, W. O., D 

S DiCaprio, A., Band 
Ax, G. R., D 
1(1 (jninn, J. A., E 

11 I'nrkett, L. J., C 

12 Bisset. D. G.,B 

13 Miller, G. P. M., 

14 Seelev, J. W , F 

15 Foxwell, V. M., 



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Badgett, L. D., .4 
Whitehouse, R. W., Ba 
Haslam, J. B., C 
Butler, R. C, /" 
Nicholas, D. X,. />' 
Taylor, A. B., D 
McDannald, E. R., E 
Curtis, D. W., Band 
Keech, W. H., D 
Slokes, W. 0., E 
Copeland, R. L., C 
Miller, J. D , /; 
Fox, E. F., .4 
. McDonald, J. R., F 
I Bailev, R. C. Band 
I Calkins, D. O., D 
■ Braithwaite, W. T., E 
; Fridelv, H. L., C 
I Woodford, W. L., B 
I Stoy, R. E., A 
I Modine, K. A., f 



TO BE CADET FIRST SERGEANTS 

3 Benner, C. A., D 5 Horgan, J. A., C 

4 Maddox, D. M., F 6 Graves, L. R., £ 

TO BE CADET COLOR SERGEANTS 
idwillie, .1. G. -I Thompson, T. F. 3 Phillips, G. G. 

TO BE CADET SUPPLY SERGEANTS 

3 Barr, J. H., F 5 Whitescarver, J. P., Band 7 

4 Coughliii, J. J., .4 6 Simpson, W. C, C 



TO BE CADET 

16 Spicuzza, T. J., D 

17 Zimmerman, C. IL, E 
IS Fulton, J. H., C 

III Pittnian, .J. A. P., B 
211 Shiner. P. T., .4 
21 Powell, J. B., F 
2-2 McGue, P. .1., Band 

23 Stewart, .L T.. D 

24 Duncan, D. K.. E 

23 Brown, S. M., C 
2tl Anderson, F. L., B 
27 Robertson, E. H., ,4 

25 Houck, P. W., /■' 

2!) Witschard, W. .\., Bawl 
30 Coggin, T. E., D 

TO BE (WDET 
■22 Sutton, H., Band 
■23 Farleiah, F. R., D 

24 Durrette, W. B.. E 
2.5 Shaw, A. G., C 

■2() Xeedham, ,1. S., B 

27 Callander, R. D., .4 

'28 Butler, J. W., F 

■2i) Phlegar, J. T., Band 

30 Wiggins, J. D., D 

31 ilcCormick, S. L., E 

32 Christie, L. G., C 

33 Van Orden, G. M., B 

34 Walz, C, .4 

3.5 Redd, W. A., F 

36 Alligood, C. H., Band 

37 Grazulis, L. .\., D 

38 Thomas, D. M., E 

39 Grogan, G. F., C 

40 Moore, J. K., B 

41 Popp, D. M., .4 



SERGEANTS 
31 Hilliard, J. R., E 
3'2 Graham, L. T , C 

33 Driver. W. M., i? 

34 Slatterv, S. M., ,4 

35 Hamric, J. P., F 

36 Gibson, J. O., Band 

37 Williamson, J. B., D 

38 Hein, R. A. H., E 

39 Bushev, J. B., C 

40 O'Dell, J. R., B 

41 Murrill, F. H., A 
4'2 Cary, J. B., F 

43 Murphv, R. C, D 

44 Fleet, C. R., E 

45 Hughes, P. R., C 

CORPORALS 
4^2 Elliot, D. K., F 

43 Spencer, R. W., Band 

44 Mvatt, P. B., D 

45 Hiskins, W. D., E 

46 Hartford, J. L., C 

47 .Johnston, P. J., B 

48 Daniels, J. W., .4 

49 Leary, W. T., F 

50 Steadman, L. B., Band 

51 Myers, J. M., E 
5i Coxton, W. L., E 

53 Cook, L. M., C 

54 Payne, G. M., B 

55 Henkle, C. R., A 

56 Hennings, G. D., F 

57 Bissell, N. M., Band 

58 Hoskins, H. D., D 

59 Weede, R. D., E 

60 Myers, J. M., C 

61 Mahoney, J. P., B 



7 Shirley, H. G., Band 



Cressal, W. F., E 



46 Woodson, R. A., B 

47 Dunlap, L. A., .4 

48 Boxlev, W. C, F 

49 Miller, H. L., D 
.50 Smith. T. H-, E 
31 Spenee. W. E., C 

52 McGavock. C. W.. B 
33 Greathead, .1. R., .4 
54 Hester, J. N., F 

35 Bibb, P. A. T., D 

36 Salaita, G. D., E 

57 Herrmann, G. E., C 

58 LeBlang, W. A. L., B 

59 Smith, D. E.. .4 

60 Ungcr, .J. G., f 



Respess, W. L., .4 
Booth. .J. C, F 
Hill, P. E., Z) 
Everett, P. L., E 
Lester, O. A., C 
Bickford, J., B 
Hudgins, H. B., .4 
Fuller, C. H., F 
GraNson, F. E., D 
Mcilurrv, R. M., E 
JIartin, J. D., C 
vonHellens, C. R., B 
Caples, M. C, .4 
McDougall, J. W., /' 
Tarral, M. T., D 
Carmichael, H. St. G. T., E 
Barger, A. S., C 
Roberts, L. P., B 
Zick, K. F., .4 
Woodijn, J. H., F 




Sergeants 


1st Class Pvts. 


Sommer, R. E. 


MjTuski, A. 


Deibler, E. H. 


DiCaprio, A. 


Adams, R. E. 


Thornbure, C. H. 


Oliver, J. L. 


Gilmore, G. B. 


Foxwell, V. M. 


Carr, H, H. 


Walker, A. E. 


Orndorff, P. B. 


Henning, S. E. 


Gibson, J. 0. 


Christie, J. D. 


Uhlig. G. F. 


Phillips, S. C. 


Hood, W. R. 


McGue, P. J. 


Heishman, \'. \V. 


Zay, A. D, 


Ramirez, A. 


Lapp, CM. 


Olson, J. C. 


Holt, W. M. 




Ring, J. K. 


Layne, T. N. 


Williams. T. H. 


Hughes, T, E. C. 




Schall, R. F. 


Mathews, S. B 


Witchard, W. A. 


McWane, P. D. 




Suiter, R. N, 


Michaels, J. A. 




Orbaugh, F, F. 


3rd Class Pvts. 


Vitale, S. J. 


Miller. T, H. 


Corporals 


Trajlor, W. L. 


Bella, D. A. 
Ferebee, D. S. 
Frith, C. F. 




Morris. J. F. 
Pacine. H. W. 
Pettit. L. 0. 


Bailey, R. C. 




Gouldlhorpe, H. F. 


4Te Class Pvts. 


Potts, W. B. 


Berger, J. R. 


2nd Class Pvts. 


Hah, W. W. 


Bane, E. M. 


Howell, J. 0. 


BisseU, N. M. 


Byrley, J, D. 


HanU'in, R. ,1. 


Bottoms, D. A. 


Scully. J. R. 


Curtis. D. W. 


Cobb, a. P. 


Harman, T. E. 


Bradbury, R. S. 


Seybold, C. C. 


Phlegar, J. T. 


Gale, J. W. 


Haydon, M. L. 


Bueschen, A. J. 


Sheldon. R. 0. 


Spencer, R. W. 


Gough, G. R, 


Huntsbcrry, H. C. 


Burnett, G. C. 


Spence. J. W. 


Steadman, J. B. 


King, W. R. 


Hurley, R. S. 


Crowder, C. C. 


Swisher. A. H. 


Sutton, H. 


LaGarde, R. M. 


Kelly, B. W. 


Davis, J. E. 


Sykes. G. F. 


Whitehouse, R. W. 


Shoemaker, G. M. 


Lynch, B. P, 


Dear, ,1. W. 


Varney. T. H. 


Hilliamson, R. F. 


Smith, W. G. 


McDowell, C. S. 


Delucca, D. P. 


Walker, W. F. 



C O M P A 






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A GRATIFYING SfECTACLE: AN! 
STATE: OBJECTS OF- HONEST- PR.1' 
SPECIMENS ■ OF • CITIZEN - SOLDIEP 
PR.OVDOF HER. FAME -AND R.EAI 
TO VLNDICAXE HER-HO 






i 




.1. p. Whitescarver 



jNORTOOyRCOVNTRYANDOVR. 
ITO THEIR- I^|STRyCTOIlS • AND • FAIR 
JmTACHED to • THEIR- NATIVE STATE 
ilNEVERY-TIME- OF DEEPEST PERIL 
OR DEFEND • HER- RIGHTS 



Is; 





Bnsw.ll, M. C. 
Diiihui, L. A. 



Ba.tett. L. D. 
ralliiniler. R. D. 
r-aiil.-s. M. L. 



Fm. E. F. 
Hiicliims, H. B. 
r„,.p, D. M. 
l!.b,pc.s>, «.I.. 



1st Class Pvts. 
Addison, E. C. 
Baruett. J. P. 
Basham. D. F. 
Baxter, T. D, 
Clark, C. M. 
Coogan, J. D. 
Dayhuff, C. H. 
Edmunds, J. E. 
Feronv, W. 
Givviin, D. \\. 
HausLT, R. S. 
Kasko. J. C, 
Krickovic. M. P. 
Martin, ,1. L. 
MiLeod, R. G. 
Old, W. H. 
Pariidl, J. L. 
Pipes, L. N. 
Richardson, H, L. 
Sellers, R. P. 
Thomas, E, F, 
TroNler, P. D. 
Trumpore, P. N. 
Tiick.T, S. C. 
Wiehhe, W. J. 
WiUard, W. B, 
Wood, J. C. 



jCl, 



i PVT, 



Brittineham, 0. J. 
Coates, K, W. 
French, J. B, 
Gillespie, J. G. W. 
Gorbea, E. 
Haycock. D. \. 
Kurkoski, T. J. 
Lawson, it. L. 
Marquette, E. D. 
Savaso, J. A. 
Sisler, J. F. 

3rd Class Pvts 
Bossart, W. R, 
Brown, C. S, 
Burks. R. E. 



Klicnbcrs, P. S, 
Kurstedt, H. A. 
Lindqu St. R, B. 



Olev, F. A. 
Puette, M. W. 
Runion. M. G. 
Schmidt, W. E. 
Scott, B. H. 
Semans, F. M. 



Zick, K. F. 

4tb Class Pvt 
Bavley, G. S. 
Bechmaim. J. F, 
Blanton, M. E. 
Candler. J. S. 
Coulbourn. T. E. 
Dawson. L. E. 
Dinikk-y, J. R. 



riit 



i;,ll,.«,,i, J. X. 

iMihUiuuh. J. M. 
Gra\biU. L. \'. 
Gwa'ltnev. E. L. 
Hart. F."C. 
Hoerter. W. L. 
Hope. W. C. 
Jenkins. E. T. 



.Jordan. C. M. 
Kane. V. D. 
Kibler. A. L. 
Kohout. \V. R. 
Lamraert. .1. A 
Landrv. L. C. 
Lewis. J. H. 
Lvnch. V. L. 
MacPherson. M. R. 
Madsen. P. I. 
Marechal. C. D. 
Moss. C. E. 
Muirheid. C. 
O'Connor, N. A. 
O'Harrow. R. E. 
Prillaman. C. L. 
Quirk. G. 1,. 
Rawlines. W. B. 
Ritchie. L. C. 
Roberts. L. C. 
;. P. B. 



Ro 



. P. F, 



. B. G. 

Shelhorse. .1. C. 
Sweenev. T. W. 
Thomas. C. R. 
Travnhain. J. E 
Wagner. D. W. 
W'atson. A. 
White. W. C. 



C O M P A 



YOVTHS PRESSING VPTHE- HILL- C 
AGRATIFYINGSf£CTACLE:ANH 
STATE; OBJECTS- bf HONEST- PRIE 
SPECIMENS • OF ■ CITIZEN - SOLDIERS 
PR.OVD-OF- HER. FAME- AND READ 

ON 

T 





J. A. Smith. Ill 



J. J. Coiigliliii, Jr. 



[ENCE : WITH ■ NOBLE • EMVLATION 
)RTOOVKCOVNTRYANDOVR 

•THEIR- INSTRyCTOR-S- AND- FAIR 
rACHED TO • THEIR- NATIVE • STATE 

EVERY-TIME- OF -DEEPEST- PERIL 
)R- DEFEND HER- RIGHT 
[IF 





Sergeants 


1st Class Pvts. 


Lennon, D. L. 


Teich, W. L. 


Kemper, R. H. 


Anderson, F, L. 


Angolia, J. R. 
Barnes E R. 


Martin, E. A. 


Tharrington. J. C. 


Kiser. R. D. 


Driver, W. M. 


Miller, R. S. 


Van Orden, G. M. 


LcMay, R. D. 


Ferrier F, L, 


Booth,',!. C. ' 


Pool, 0. R. 


von Hellens, C. R. 


Maurer. L. D. 


LpBhinR, W. A, 


Bozp ,1. M. 


Scott, K. R. 


Wynn, R. W. 


Muth, M. W. 


M<-(;;i\oi-k C W 


Fruvd W J. 


Smith, A. F. E. 


Yerger, D. H. 


McCormick, W. C. 


iru,n..i. R. 

Pittiinii J \ 


Galon.' K. B. .M. 
GIufckii'T K M 


Thrift, .T. H. 
Webber C. H, 


■tTH Class Pvts. 


McMakin, M. D, 
Nester, B. J. 


8piify, b.P,' 
Woodsou, R. A, 


Goo.lr.J.'D.' 


3rd Class Pvts. 


Allen, J. C. 
Anthoiiv. J. D. 


Patton, J. D. 
Pauska, C. G. 




Incrara, ,1. F. ' 
Miller P T 


Avala, K. J. 


Bariies, P. W. 


Pavne, L. W. 




Bickford. J. V. 


Bateman. J. F. 


Pendergast, G. P. 


_ 


Mvers! ,\i. L. 
O'Neill G J 


Boleski. S. 


Bookhamer, R. H. 


Placeman. D. de S 


L ORPOBALS 


Ederle. K. G. 


Campbell. R. E. 


Plogger, R. D. 


Cleveland, B. C. 


Parker.' L.'e! 
Schell, G. R. 
Tuck, I). R. 
Wilbnrn N. H. 


Fulghum, S. B. 


Cantrell, M. L. 


Porter, M. D. 


Mahonev, J. P. 


GUbert, R. M. 


Carlsen, E. 


Prall, J. D. 


Miller, J. D. 


Goldman, P. J. 


Clement, S. A. 


Reighter, J. P. 


Needham, J. S. 


Hudgins, R. M. 


Connors. G. D. 


Ridgley, G. C. 


Nicholas, D. 


Webber,' J. 'd, ' 


Jarvis. R, C. 


Cooke, J. D. 


Robinson, D. H. 


Richards, G. T. 


Jenkins, P. W. 


Cummirics. J. W. 


Sabow, J. D. 


Roberts, L. P. 


2nd Class Pvts. 


Johnston, P, J. 


Dunn, W. T. 


Sanders. H. T. 


Rutledce, W. T. 
Swoboda, F. W. A. 


Bissrt, D, G. 


Jones, T. L. 


Elliott. L. R. 


Scvero, 0. C. 


CamphcU, N. R. 


Jutton, M. G. 


Ford. E. M. 


Spivey, D. A. 


Templeton, K. S. 


Chamberlain, A. L. 


Kasel. L. F. 


Gill. W. D. 


Thibodeau. L. E. 


Wilkinson, D, M. 


Carver. G. B. 


Ivressierer. F. K. 


Goodvear. J. R. 


Weaklev, J. L. 


Woodford, W. L. 


Dovel, H. T. 


Lackey, W. M. 


GravbiU, M. H. 


Weisiger, D. B. 




Elliott, W. A. 


Moore, J. K. 


Gustiu, A. N. 


Whitney, D. McF. 




Gianella, R. J. 


Pavne. G. M. 


Hacknev, H. R. 


Williams. F. W. 




Hamilton, R. R. 


Stephenson, F. T, 


Hamilla, G. J. 


WUliams, T. H. 




Horner, S. W. 


Stone, R. R. 


Hobbs, J. W. 


Wilson, E. K. 



C O M P A 



STATE: OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRID 
SPECIMENS • OF • CITIZEN SOLDIERS, 
PROVDOF HER FAME AND- READ^ 
•TO VINDICATE HER- HON< 





N Y 



)THEIRINSTRyCTORS- AND FAIR 
TACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE • STATE 

•EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL 

i 

OR- DEFEND • HERJFIIGHTS 
>P 





Sergeant 
Brown. S. M. 
Fulton. J. H. 
Graham. L. T. 
Hcrrmaii, G. E. 
IIukIic's. r. R. 



Corporals 
.\lvey. T. W. 
Andrews. R. W. 
Christie. L. G. 
Copeland. R. L. 
Eubank. G. T. 
Fri.llcv. H. L. 
Harl.ach. D. V. 
H' rlford. J. L. 
Ilash.m, .1. B. 
Martin. J. D. 
Myers. J. M. 
Shaw, A. C. 

1st Class Pvt 
Butt, H. H. 
Camper, D. L 



Davidson. W. R 
Fuqua. W. C. 
Gorman. J. R. 
Klemenlvo, T. 
Martin. R. J. 
Nowlin. P. C. 
PhiUippi, R. E. 
Rav. H. D. 
Smith. K. G. 
Talley, E. G. 
TJlm, D. S. 
VanKesteren, J. -A. 
Wallter. W. C. 
WiUis. C. L. 

2nd Class Pvts. 
Callaham, B. O'N. 
Collins. J. E. 
Dalv. R. E. 
Enniss. W. C. 
Kane, B. L. 
Knowles. W. L. 
Lewis. S. M, 
Miller, S. A. 
Ramirez, F. 
Spicuzza, W. L. 
Stubblefield. R. T. 
Vick. C. H. 
Xaivaivahvda, K. 



3rd Cl 



iPvT 



■Anjier. L. J. 
Bare, .1. A. 
Bamcr, A. S. 
Coltranc. R. M. 
Cook. L. M. 
Cottincham. L. B. 
Eddv.G. h. 
Fane. D. R. 
Font. W. S. 
Grasso. F. J. 
GroEan. G. F. 
Hirsh. C. M. 
Johnson, E. E. 
.loncs, T. L. 



Preston, J. B. 
Thacker, A. J. 
Witt. A. H. 

4th Class Pvt 
Akers, C. E. 



Bandv, T. R. 
Bartlctt. R. B. 
Brvant. \V. C. 
Burns. G. M. 
Carlisle. C. R. 
Cobb, H. E. 



. L. D. 



Gesner, R. W. 
GirisbiT^-, A. L. 
Glenn. J. R. 
Gorbea, R. 



.lohuson, J. R. 
.loncs. C. L. 
■lordan, R. E. 
Kocun, J. J. 
Lloyd. C. A. 
Maltby. D. L. 
Manack. R. L. 
Mangino, A. R 



Merrill. J. A. 
Merry. F. D. 
MitcheU. G. S. 
Montgomery. C. G. 
McQuaid. J. B. 
McWane. J. W. 
Nickolson. W. B. 
Peabodv, C. S. 
Pedersen, C. E. 
Pender. J. B. 
Price. J. W. 
Rhodes. H. P. 
Richards. J. C. 
Robertson, J. M. 
Russell. J. M. 
Shirley, F. W. 
Shrupshire. R F. 
Smilev, N. D. 
Smith. D. L. 
Spaulding. R. W. 
Stanley, A. T. 
Stepnowski, J, J. 
Sullivan, F. C. 
Tupper. B. M. 
Turnage, W. L. 
Vandeventer, J. 
Vanderaar, W. A. 
Wagner, R. L. 
Waterman, R. 



C O M P A 



THEHEALTHFVL AND PLEASANT 
YOVTHS PRESSING VPTHE- HILL- 
AGRATlFYINGSfECTACLE : AN- 
STATE : OBJECTS- OF HONEST- PR.: 
SPECIMENS ■ OF • CITIZEN SOLDlEf 
PR.OVDOF- HER- FAME • AND RE>^ 
TO VINDICATE HER- HO 

J 





\V. C. Siiiipsuii 



ode- ofacro^d- of- honorable 
science : with - noble - emvlation 
nopIto-ovr-covntryandovr 
to-|heirinstryctorsandfair 

attached -to their- native • STATE 
in - EVERY -TIME - OF - DEEPEST • PERIL 
DEFEND HER- RIGHTS - 




-.rWSk' 




THE COLORS 




John C Tompson 
Second Battalion Commander 



SECOND BATTALION STAFF 




E. H. Giayson, Jr., N- / 





.G. R. 

I)li, P. A. T. 
le. L. G 
Giles, W. 0. 
Miller, H, I,. 
Murphy, E, C, 
Spici " 
Stewart, J, T. 
WilUamaon, J. B. 



I:irl,i^li, F. 1!. 



Leung, R. Yan-K. 
MacKetizie, J. B. 
Marley, E, W. 
Martin, E. L. 
Patane, J. W. 
Pickering, W, ,1. 



llill. 



, F. E. 



. E. 



.H. D. 

Ilniziilis. L. A. 
Krrcl,, W. H. 

.\l\i,tt. 1'. B. 
Myers. J. M. S. 
Tarrall, M. T. 
Taylor, A. B. 
Wiggins, J. D. 

1st Class Fvt 
Barcik, S. J. 
Bower. W. L. 
Bradford, J. K. 
Castaldo, J. P. 



Ratn 



, S. S. 



,E. J. 
Rugh, J. I. 
Santos, R. A. 
Young, E. I. 

2nb Class Pvts. 
Avlor, R. E. 
Bavliss, P. M. 
Bomar, E. E, 
Caldwell, R. C. 
Conklin, R, E. 

lekwiberser, E. F. 



, F. P. 



. E. C. 



Dav 
Eir 
Fo- 
Gates. W. \\ 

Markknd'. D. T. 
Marston, D. H. 
Pickering, J. N. 



Eobinson, D. L. 
Both, H. W. 
Schaaf, J. C. 



:iRD Class Pvts. 
Alexander, H. L. E. 
Avers, F. H. 
Ciarkson, H. 
Conci.haver, W. L. 
Cranford, .1. ,s. 
Dreselier, ('. A. 
Lee. G. W. 
Lefon. C. A. 
Lisieeki, J. P. 
MacMillan, G. D. 
Magce, D. A. 
Manly, C. L. 



Reit!, E. A. 
Roberts, F. N. 
Rudibaugh, J. W. 



Stalev, J. B. 
Stone, R. B. 
Szczapa. A. M. 
Wise, D. G. 
Y^oungbood, E. H, 

Alfonso, J. E. 
Bamforth. C. A. 
Barker, J. N. 
Beirne, E. B. 
Bell, H. T. 
Bettei 



obbil 



, J. E. 



Bradley, E. D. 
Brown, C. W. 
Carles, J. B. 
Carter, F. B. 
Cartwripht, C. 
Connell, B A. 
Consalvo, F. E. 
Crannis, A. H. 
Cronk. C. T. 
Davis, R. P. 
Elliott. T. N. 
Fox. M. 0. 
Garrett. L. T. 
Gates, D. L. 
Gilman, R. M. 



Hertz, R. W. 
Hoasland, R. H. 
Hogue. J. W. 
Hnlmes, S. G. 



MoKinnev, W. R. 
Murray. H. K. 
Nelms.N.D. 
Peay, J. H. B. 
Pierce, D, E. 
Redden, W. L. 
Roberts, J. B. 
Samuels, W. E. 
Shoemake, R. A. 
Sibilskv, J. A. 
Speidei, E. R. 
Strickler, E. E. 
Taylor. J. D. 
Thumas, J. D. 
Trice. J. B. 
Trusik. P. E. 
W'addc'll. A. E. 
Wendt. P. F. 



«,■ 



\\iy„n. L. B. 
Wood. J. D. 
Worrell, De W. 



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AGRATIFYINGSPECTACLE: ANF 
STATE : OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRIJ 
SPECIMENS • OF • CITIZEN ■ SOLDIER 
PROVD ■ OF ■ HER FAME ■ AND ■ REAL 
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N-EVERY-TIME- OF -DEEPEST PERIL 
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Sergeants 


1st Class Pvts. 


Smith, R. C. 


Williams, L. E. 


Mason, B, D, 




Bergeren. K. 


Wevmouth. H. E. 


Winslow. R, W. 


Mathers, C. W. 


rieerS'.R; ^' 
Hein, R. A. 
Hiliiard, J. R. 


Cos. H. H. 
Dreelin. D. P. 
Galysh. I. M. 


WiUard, J. T. 
3rd Class Pvts. 


4th Class Pvts. 
Armistead. R. N. 


Merklinger, A, D. 
Mitchell, R. T. 
Northrop. E. D. 


Quinii, j. A. 
Salaita, G, D. 


Irune. M. M. 


Austin, G. D. 


Ballard. B. W. 


Pinkard, N. P. 


Lawson. R. D. 


BaUard. D, E. 


B irn«, G. D. 


Reed, L. W, 


Sauder' R L 


Lee, W. G. 


Bell. J. R. 


BckriiT. D. W, 


Respess, W. H. 


Smith. 't.'h.' 


Mundy, \V. A. 


Bradshaw. T. C. 


Bierraai., J. W. 


Robinson, H. B, 


Ritsch, H. M. 


Browning. F. H. H. 


Block, K. S, 


Rutherford, A. G. 




Sitch, E. A. 


Eubank. W. D. 


Brantley, J. C. 


Samuels, S. 




Swihart, D. L. 


Everett. P. L. 


Brvant. C. M. 


Schollenberger, J. H 




Thacker. L. M. 


Haberlein. W. R. 


Clarke. E. L. 


Smith, W, W. 




True. J. J. 


Hill. W. A, 


Cox. J. D. 


Spigelmyer, J. W. 


Corporals 




Huddle, R. E. L, 


Dworin. W. H. 


Stelmack, J. H, 


Babb, J. R. 


2tn) Class Pvts. 


Hunneycutt, R. D. 


FagB. J. R. 


Sydnor, W. C. 


Braithwaitc. W. T. 


Bruce, F. M. 


Kyscr, R. J. 


Gwaltney. W. C, 


Tattersall. P. D. 


Carmichael. H. St.G.T. 


Clav, R.E, 


McCormick. A. L. 


Halbcrstadt. N. 


Toth, S. S. 


Doleman. E. C. 


Cochran, R. S. 


McLester. J. C. 


Hiller. J, W. 


Trevey, J. J. 


Dumtte. W. B. 


Cook, F. H. D. 


Mowery. J. V. 


Howird, R. M. 


Vest, J, A, 


Hoskins, VV. D. 


Daly, J. K, 


Rice. K, C, 


Jacobv, K, W. 


Ward, R. B. 


McDannald, E. R. 


Delaplane, N. R. 


Ridout, T, 


Lambert. R, W. 


Ward, W, C. 


McMurray, R. M. 


Lampshire, B. G, 


Rishell, D. C. 


Larkin, F. M. 


Watts, ,1, W. 


Stokes, W. L, 


Leonard, C. F. 


Shuba, L, J. 


Lazaroff. E. N. 


Wolfe, B. T. 


Thomas, D. M. 


Mallory, C. A. 


Smallwood, S, E. 


Lewis. W. A, 


Wood, J. M, 


Weede, R, D. 


Morabit, J. L. 


Smith. M. B. E. 


Lilce, J. N. M. 


Wool, J. C. 


WeUer, D. McP. 


Moss, H. T. 


Wash, M. R, 


Lovd, W. H. 


Woolard, J, W. 




Seda, M. 


Wells, I, B. 


Luce. T. W. 


Yearout, R. DeW. 



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AGRATIFYINGSfECTACLE : ANHC 
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SPECIMENSOFCITIZENSOLDIERS : 
PROYD ■ OF • HER- FAME • AND • READY 
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EOFACRO\^D- OF- HONORABLE 
ENCE : WITH • NQBLE ■ Ef^VlATION 
|RTOOVRCOVN|TR.YANDOVR 
•THEIR- I^^STRYCTORS AND- FAIR 
[ACHED -TO -THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE 
EVERY-TIME- OF- DEEPEST- PERIL 
)R- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS ■ 

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Sergeants 


Cotton. C. A. 


Evans. J. H. 


Parker, R. H. 


Johnson. K. F. 


Bosley, W. C. 


Coupland. H. W. 


Grafton, A. W. 


Patrick, K. B. 


Jones. R. L. S. 


Cary, J. B. 


Dale. R. V. 


Hammonds. D. C. 


Phillips, R. W. 


Kavlor, G. R, 


Daniel, T. N. 


Decker. K. D. 


Hister. J. N. 


Polk. R. C. 


Landes, D. A. 


Hamric, J. P. 


EgglestoQ. J. M. 


Hudson. D. D. 


Powell. W. E. 


Lowe, C. M. 


Houck, P. W. 


Eskridge. I. H. 


Kramer, G. P. 


Smith, L. C. 


Meier. T. R. 


Powell, J. B. 


Garcia. J, M. 


Moore, J. E. 


Thompson, P. S. 


Meredith, G. M. 


Qum.1, n.G. 


Gillespie. J. S. 


Moss. M. Y. 


Ward. G. T. 


MUler, R. A. 


Seeley, J. W. 


Inge. T. B. 


Mvri.'k. R..1. 


Wi'tM'!. 1.. E. 


Mizell. W. K. 


UiiEier. J. G. 


Johnson. L. F. 


Ondos. M. W. 


Wiiiikrr, St.C. F. 


Morrison. P. J. 


, 


Keefer. V. M. 


Paxtoii, W. G. 


Woodcock. S. E. 


Murphree. T. W, 


Brviii.t W. M. 
Hiillrr, ,1. \V. 
Bm!.T, K. C. 
Di.r, H. 

Ilarnsoii. 0. H. H. 
Kiiiiilit.L. P. 
Kot, iM. R. 
Lcarv. W. T. 
iMcDonalJ. J. R. 
Ikvld. W. A. 
Sti-cle, M. A. 
Woci.lSn. J. H. 


Kemp, J, P. 
Kirkland. W. C. 


Powell. J. S. 
Wise, A. 


4th Cuss Pvts. 


Parham, R. D. 
Perrin. W. 0. 


Lash. E. L. 




Arev. D. L. 


Ranev. R. A. 


MacArthur. D. E. 


3rd Class Pvts. 


Burneister, K. D. H. 


Rhodes. R. G. 


McFalls. ,1. C. 


Artman. T. E. 


Burton. H. DeC. 


Ricketts, W. A. 


Mittendorf. G. H. 


Booth. J. C. 


Carlton, C. A. B. 


Ripberger. C. T. 


Pomponio, A. M. 


Dance, W. K. 


Clav. J. L. 


Ritchie, W. J. 


Shamus, X..T. 


Duncan, R. E. 


Collins. G. J. 


Bobbins. G. W. 


Shepard. P. *-i. 


ElUott, D, R. 


Cook. W. H. 


Rogan. J. P. 


Southard. G. L. 


Fuller. C. H. 


Criswell, C. L. 


Shelburne. K. C. 


Trandel. R. S, 


Harrison, J. L. 


Curtis. A. McB. 


Smith, J. A. 


Wilkinson, C. L. 


Hartman. R. A. 


Dapra. L. G. 


Steele. K. T. 




Henninp. G. D. 


Easlev. 0. F. 


Topham, J. M. 


1st Class Pvts. 


2nd Class Pvts. 


Hollowell, R, R. 


Egcr.'j. M. 


Vanderwerff. P. [ 


Anderson, M. \V. 


BlackweU. H. H. 


King, G. 0. 


Fielder. D. S. 


Vaughn, D. W. 


Anderson. N. C. 


Bowles, B. T. 


Langdon, V . T. 


Fisher. W. H. 


Vinieratos, E. R. 


Baillio, R. H. 


Brown, A. McD. 


Leeum, K. P. 


Gedro. H. J. 


Wagner, J. T. 


Borst, J. 


Brown, S. F. 


Mabry.O.K. 


Glover. C, M. 


White, G. R. 


BaUard. A. G. 


Coulbourn, G. I. 


Modine, K. A. 


Hamner, R. M. 


WUIard, R. N, 


Brandriff. A. V. 


Clark. B. T. 


McDougall, J. W. 


Hardy, R, B. 


Williams, M. C. 


Brooks, M. C. 


Dabney, W. H. 


McNamara, W. H. 


Hoehl, W. C. 


Young, W. S. 



C O M P A 



A- GfU^Tl FY] NG- SPECTACLE ■ Al 
STATE: OBJECTS OF HONEST- P 
SPECIMENS • OF ■ CITIZEN SOLDli 
PR.OVDOFHER. FAME ANDRE 

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H. E. Thomas, IV 



:)nor.toovrcovntry andovh 

;totheirinstrvctorsandfair 

attached to their- native ■ state 

•inevery time- of deepest peril 

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APPOINTMENTS IN REGIMENT OF CADETS 

1. All appointments of officers and non-commissioned officers in the Regiment of Cadets heretofore in effect are revoked. 

2. The following appointments in the Regiment of Cadets, effective Friday, 6 February 1959, and with relative rank and assigimaent as 



Sprinkle, H. B., Kcyhurtilal Conima 
Tompson, J. C, Covuiiutidi r. S,',;iii 
MacWillie, D. M„ Com,„a,nl,r. /■■„■ 
Kornegay, B. H., Regininilal Atljiit. 
Masotti, J. J., Regimental I'liiiix , 
Irons, R. L., Commander, Comimiiii 
Vermillion, J. G., Commamler. Com 



Gajjcnski, L. C. 8-3. Smmd llaltidiim 
Heifer, D. J., Companij D 
Orrison, C. R., S-1, Second llaitalion 
Smith, M. A. H., S-1. Fir.'<t llalUilion 
Garnett, J. A., S-3, fiV.s/ llatlnlion 
Blakemore, V. A., S-i. Semnd ISallalinh 
Wood, J. L., Companij II 

Hobson. R. L., A s :\l:i 

Noves, R. L., D '.) Sir 

Loip, N. E., E 111 l!la 

Phillips, J. A.. Band 11 ( 1i. 

Eger, R. E., C 1'-' \M 

Fall, E. L., />' 1.! ("1 

iMacArthur, D. E., /■' I !■ P..i 





TO BE CADET CAPTAINS 




iidrr 


8 Breth, F. .1., Comman 


Icr. Company A 


d llallnli, 


n 9 Kramer, L. A., Conini 


lildcr. Cnmpani/ E 


x/ /;„//„/, 


,n 10 Haines, R. G., Comm, 


iidcr.Cmnpanl'lD 


nil I S-1 1 


11 Monroe, .1. T., Comm 


iiidcr. llnpnieiHal Ba 


,nd Tnii 


linii Officer (S-3) li Kessler, W. B., /i'«/"» 


•iilal Snpply Officer ( 


(■ 

pan,, II 


13 Nebraska, \V. T.. Coi 


inlander. Companij F 



TO BK CADET FIRST LIEUTENANTS 

8 Bishop, A. O., Companij A 

9 Drake, W. S., Company C 

10 Keiser, G. W., S-J,, First liaUalion 

11 Thomas, H. E., Company F 
1'2 Lee, W. G., Company E 



13 S( 



,, R. A., Baud C. 



I'O BE CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS 

r, H. G., E 15 Grayson, E. H., E 

16 Engels, J. L., B 



, .1. R., /; 



liard, M. F., ,1 
. It. C. Band 
: V. H., D 

;li,., B. L., C 

«,iiio, A. M., F 



17 McLeod, R. G. 

18 Heishman, V. 

19 Roves, A., /) 
'20 Butt, H. H., t 
21 Shepard, P. G 



22 Tate, J. T., E 

23 Goode, J. D., B 
a Basham, D. F., A 

25 Wood, L. iU., D 

26 Vargosko, M. A., C 

27 Garcia, ,1. M., F 



Spivey, D. P., Bctjiment 



Tumlinson, J. H., 
Royster, D. T., B 



1 .larrett, J. H., .-1 

2 Thompson, T. F., B 



Olsen, J. C, Band 
Ax, G. R., D 
Miller, G. P., A 
Graves, L. R., E 
Quinn, R. G., F 
Martin, R. J., C 
Driver, W. :\r., B 
Crcssall, W. F., E 
Piltman, J. A., /.' 
Shiner, P. T., A 
Witcliard, W. .\.. Band 
Carmine. L. G., D 
Hughes, P. R., C 
Powell, J. B., F 
GoodwiUie, J. G., E 
Ferrier, F. L., B 



16 



1 Badgett, L. D., .-1 

2 Myers, J. M., C 

3 Bailey, R. C, Band 
i Keech, W. H., D 

5 Butler, R. C, F 

6 Miller, J. D., i" 

7 Stokes, W. 0., E 

S :\IcDannald, E. R., I 
9 Richards, G. T., B 



J. W. 



1)^1 

11 Whit.-l 
/;„;,// 

12 Mvatt 

13 llasL 
11 M,«\ 
1.) Well 
l(i Nicholc 
17 Walz, C, .1 

IS Spencer, R. W., /.', 

19 Grazulis, L. A., U 

20 Copeland, R. L., C 



, L. B., D 
u, .J. B., C 
e, K. A., F 
, D. M., E 



CADET REGIMENTAL SERGEANT M A.IOKS 

Benner, C. A., Second Battalion Fulton, .1. II., First Battalion 

TO BE CADET FIRST SERGEANTS 
•, 11. G., Band 5 Maddox, D. M., F 7 Smith, J. A., ,-1 



3 Sliirle 

4 Horgan, .J. A., C 6 Messner, D. C, D 

TO BE REGIMENTAL OPERATIONS SERGEANT 
Pettyjohn, D. R. 

TO BE REGIMENTAL SUPPLY SERGEANT 
Coughlin, J. J. 



ro BE B.VPTALION OPER.\TIONS SERGE.WTS 

. ()., Second Battalion 2 Ilein, R. -\., First llaitalion 



TO BE REGIMENTAL COLOR SERCiE.VXI'S 
ell, M. C. 2 Seeley, J. W. 3 Hugg 



i Simp. 



TO BE CADET SUPPLY SERGEANTS 
idor, R. L., E 5 Barr, J. H., /•' 



TO BE CADET SERGEANTS 



l!< 


..•rlsi.n, E. lb, .-I 


Ki 


in, W. H., Band 


M 


l<r, II. L., /) 


I'u 


•kill, L. .1., C 


lla 


mric, .1. P., F 


Mr 


rabit, J. L., E 


ODell. J. R., B 


Sla 


ttcrv, S. M., A 


Wi 


lliams, T. H., Band 


Ml 


rphv, R. C, D 


Br 


iwn.'S. M.. C 


lb 


nek, P. \V., /•' 


Zii 


nmniian, C. lb, /•: 


Lc 


Slang, W. A., /; 


.M 


irrill, E. lb, .1 




TO BI-: ( 


Bu 


tier, ,T. W., F 


Carmichael, II. St. G 


W 


Ikinson, D. M., /)' 


R. 


^p.-.ss, W. L., A 


1!< 


rger, .1. R., Band 


Tm 


vior, A. B., D 


Sh 


iw, A. C, C 


w 


lodKn. J. H., F 


Tl 


uma.s, D. M., E 


K. 


bells, b. P., /,' 


P. 


,p. 1). M., .1 


Bi 


sell, X. M., Band 


be 


on, C. A., D 


CI 


ristio. L. G., C 


Bi 


vani, W. M., F 


lb 


.skins. W. D., E 


M 


d.n.HV. .1. ['.. 1! 


.\\ 


l..r, G. 1!., .1 


Phlogar, .1. T.. Band 


Aj 


ers, F. II., D 



nd 



32 Foxwell, V. M., /^ 

33 Fox, F. P., D 
31 Parks, J. U., (' 

35 I'nger, .1. G., /■' 

36 Hilliard, J. H.. /•.' 

37 McGavock, ( '. W.. /. 

38 Martin, J. L., .1 

39 Walker, A. E., Band 

40 Keens, W. C, D 

41 Herrmann,-G. E., C 

42 Carv, .1. B., F 

43 Fleet, C. I!-. /■; 

44 W,.,Hls"n. K. .\.. /; 

45 (ireathead, .1. I!., .1 

46 Zav, A. I),, Hand 



41 Fridelv, II. L., C 

42 Kot, Si. R., F 

43 Weede, R. D., /•; 

44 Tcmpleton, K. S., II 

45 Caples, M. L., .1 

46 Suiter, R. N., Hand 

47 Dresclicr, C. A., D 

48 .\K-ev, T. W., C 

49 Steele, M. A., /■' 

50 :\IcMurrv. R. M., /•: 

51 Rutledge, W. T., Banc 

52 Curlec, II. L., A 

53 Phillips, S. C, Band 

54 Manly, C. L., D 

55 Hartford, .1. L., C 

56 Garrison, G. II. IL, F 

57 Wash, M. R., E 

58 Jloore, J. K., />' 

59 Crow, S. J., .1 

60 Bella, D. A., Band 

61 Lee, G. W., D 



Stewart, .1. T., D 



47 Robinson, D. L., D 

48 Lewis, S. M., C 

49 Dabnev, W. H., F 

50 Smith, T. H., E 

51 Anderson, F. L., B 

52 Dunlap, L. A., A 

53 Spicuzza, T. J., D 

54 Spence, W. E., C 
.55 Daniel, T. N., F 

56 Moss, H. T., E 

57 Gianella, R. J., B 

58 Smith, D. E., A 

59 Vaughan, H. E., D 
(iO Enniss, W. C, C 
(11 Powell, .1. S., F 



62 Harbach, D. V., C 

63 Dver, H., F 

64 Doleman, E. C, E 

65 v()nllellen.s, C. R.. I 

66 I'nette. M. W., .1 

67 Stone. R. B., D 
6S Eubank, G. T., C 

69 Dunian. R. E., F 

70 Wells. I. B., E 

71 Woodford, W. L., r, 

72 Martin. L. D.. .1 

73 Hoskins, H. D., D 

74 Cook, L. M., C 

75 McNamara, W. H. 

76 Ballard, D. E., E 

77 Kasel, L. F., B 

7S Wharton, W. W., .1 

79 Miller. .1. ('.. D 

SO Barger, A. S., C 

81 McDonald, J. R., /• 



NEWS ITEM 



THE SPRING HIKE 

1958 



Lexington, Va., May -2i — The \'MI cadcl (•(ir]>.s 
marched back into Lexington today, and for many a 
cadet, the barracks was a welcome sight. 

Foot weary with some sore muscles liere ami 
tliere, the cadets ended a fonr-day field exercise 
that has kept them on the move through the Rock- 
bridge County eounlryside since Wednesday. 

The corps sjient tlu'ce nigjits in bivouac, eacli in a 
tlift'erent location, and went through an intense 
training program occupying practically every 
minute of the time in the field. The corjis was 
divided into three groups of tw'o comi)anies each, 
aud the groups rotated occupancy of the three 
camps, which were located from three to ten miles 
from Lexington. Each morning by 6 a. m., the 
cadets struck their tents, donned packs, and marched 
to a new site and made camp there. 

Largest exercise carried out was a simulated 
attack, using tanks, artillery, and infantry, on 
"enemy" positions held by other cadets on the 
White's Farm training field. 

Other camp areas were the site of a leadership 
reaction course, which tested the ability of cadets 
in reaching decisions in solving problems in the 
field; a tough obstacle or confidence course for 
testing of physical fitness; compass and map courses. 
In addition the cadets had night patrol exercises 
which ran until 10:.'50 p. m. 

Seven visiting Army officers witnessed the training 
phases. They included ^Nlajor General Halley G. 
Maddox, deputy commander of the Second Army, 
who spent most of the day Thursday touring the 
drill areas. 

Directing the training program, an advancement 
of the annual Spring Hike for VMI cadets, was 
Colonel Glover S. Johns, VMI commandant, 
assisted by the staffs of the Army and Air Force 
detachments at the Institute. 





CITIZEW SOLDIERS OF V.M.I. 




GUERILLA FOeCES 
WATCM OUT FOR THE MINEFIELD/ 




SPRING! 




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GOOD LUCK ON LANOIMG 







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WHICH (?E0 8UTT0W,6/RP 



EVENTS IN 1958-1959 




"P.T ON THE HILL" 




"SPECIALIZATION IKI 
ENGINEERING 





"A BIG-G-ER OAV 
FOR THE CORPS' 



'A BIG DAV FOR THE INSTITUTE 




I 




"A NEW TWIST ON TURKEY DAV" 



'\..AND SOME THINGS 
NEVER CHANGE'' 







Altlumgh V^II was originally an engineering school 
it now boasts some of the best liberal arts departments 
in the state. Eight degree-granting courses are open 
to the cadet — including Biology, Chemistry, Civil 
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, English, History. 
Mathematics (two degrees), and Physics. 

One of the keynotes of the V;\II system of edncaticm 
rests in the .small classes, with a ratio of appro\iniairl\- 
one teacher to every ten students. This ranks favoi 
with the top schools in the country. 

VMI graduates have distinguished themselvi 
all major fields of endeavor. Indeed, the acaileniic 
structure of the Institute can be pointed to with 
great deal of pride. 




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FIRST CLASS OFFICERS 



Michael W. Maupin President 

John L. P^ngels, Jr ]' ice-President 

Mahk a. II. S.MiTH, Jr Historian 




FIRST CLASS HISTORY 

Tlir naliirc nf the Virginia Military Institute dictules that the real history of the Class of 1959 
will lie not, ill the past hut in the future. VMI is a means — not an end in itself — although this 
may not be apparent to anybody observing a party of alumni who have returned to the Institute, 
regarding the place as a veritable Mecca. Becoming a cadet is not, or should not be, a dream ful- 
filled. It is simply an opportunity or means of becoming something else. To step into the rat line 
for the first time is to step into something that extends far beyond the limits of barracks, because 
it means the beginning of tiie cadet's real life story. At the precise moment when the boy steps 
onto the crack in Jackson Arch his life is virtually changed; he will be another person when he 
emerges — he will have had an experience, the experience of VMI, which will enable him better to 
cope with future experiences. VMI is nothing in itself, and has no value unless it serves the function 
of preparation, which will render one's later experiences more valuable to himself and everybody 
who is ill any way involved in his life. 

The boy who enters the Virginia JNIilitary Institute changes his manners and values, if not 
really his "character," as the true essence of the individual is designated, to a great extent during 
the four years he spends there. But it is not just this period of change that is important. These 
four years are not important in themselves; they are simply preparatory for later life, which is the 
objective on which the sights of VISII are focused. That, incidentally, is why the high school gradu- 
ate who comes to the Institute gives up many of the conveniences and privileges that the college 
student enjoys. The cadet does not treat the four years of his life that he spends in and around 
barracks as "end" years. The cadet is doing a job by simply being on duty, as it were. He is 
working toward a diploma and a commission and the status of a VMI gradiuite, wliich is not a 
termination of something enjoyable, but the beginning of something valuable. 

That is why it is impossible to write the real history of the Class of 19,59 for the 1959 Bo.mb. 
The real story, the big story, is yet to come. For the purposes of this publication it is possible 
only to deal with indications. But the indications that the Class of 1959 has given in the few short 
years of its existence show that there is a great deal that each individual member of that class is 
going to take with him when he leaves the actual limits of the post. The history of '59 will be 
the future of each individual, but each individual will take with him something of his class, and 
will benefit from it. 

Generally speaking, these indications have not been very unusual as far as VMI classes go, 
but the emotional bases of these indications have made everybody in the class feel that here is a 
class that is indeed unusual, and that it is something that they will always be proud of. What 
the Class of 1959 has actually done is very much like what all the others before it have done — they 
have all gone to the same kinds of parades, drills, classes, and games — but still every man in the 
class has somehow felt that there was something special about it. 

And many objective points of view serve to substantiate this feeling. There are several in- 
dividuals in '59 who have impressed employers and prospective employers to such a degree that 
their immediate future has been guaranteed a bright one. There are several who have showed 
such great potential as organizers and leaders that there is little doubt of their future, not only 
in the minds of their Brother Rats, but in the estimation of nearly everybody who has had any 
serious dealings with them. 



FIRST CLASS HISTORY— (Continued) 

But such feelings about the Class of 1959 have not been based just on the abilities of a few 
individuals. The Class has shown a great deal about how well a group of 299 seventeen and eigh- 
teen year-olds can assimilate themselves into a single entity in a period of nine months flat, even 
when they come from all over the world to do it. From Bangkok to Baltimore, the Philippines to 
Pennsylvania and from Taipei to 'I'exas, came the ingredients. The cadre taught the new rats 
the system, and there evolved the Class, well baked after a year in tlie rat line. And by being well 
baked by common problems, the individuals making up tlie class Ijcgan to feel that there really 
was something holding them together. Experience is the great teacher; it is also the great adhesive. 

Proof that '59 was a single entity is borne out by the fact that the class has been backing up 
the same set of class officers ever since the original election held at the end of '59's rat year. And 
anybody who happened to catch a glimpse of the Great Rat Picnic that spring would know that 
there was more than just good lager flowing through the veins of the revellers as they chased cows 
through the meadows and all but drowned themselves in laughter an<l three feet of mountain stream. 

The third class year of the Class of 1959 was, it must be admitted by anybody who knows 
anything about it, catastrophic. That was the year that the drinking restriction was imposed upon 
the third class. But '59 bore this inhumanity stoically, and because of its unified effort at not 
doing anything about it, the drinking privilege was restored in a surprisingly short time. 

During "59"s second class year the unification that was shown to some extent during the year 
before was recognized by other people. The class was nicknamed the "Stonewall Class" because 
of the linemen, Brother Rats of '59, who had done so much toward pushing the VMI football team 
into the national rankings. But the Stonewall theme has proved to mean more than just football 
prowess. The Class of 1959 has held together like a stone wall through all kinds of physical and 
Institute weather, and like a stone wall in a Virginia landscape, will continue to do so until men 
decide that steadfastness, strength, solidarity and brotherhood between men who have been in- 
volved together in a decided])- climarleric experience are of no consequence. 

The individuals constituting the Class of 1959 have something unicjue in themselves. In the 
final analysis that quality is inexplicable except by the real experience itself. Therefore, do not let 
these idle words interfere with your observance of any Brother Rat of 1959, who will be writing 
the real history of the class after he has hung his blouse up for the last time. 

John Page Kemp, Jr., 1959 





Sa-Htuel "PiUfnc ^daiffX 



<^eai^ '?(M^n ^otutet 



iln ii^mortam 



SAMUEL PAYNE ADAMS 

Sam Adams was that rare type person wlio possessed the 
quahty of coming out on top with apparent ease. A natural 
leader of men, his level headedness enabled him to discipline 
without offending. An outstanding cadet, his many activities 
included command of Company D, a Distinguished Military 
Student, varsity letterman, and Honor Court Representative. 
Sam Adam's life came to an untimely end; but his humor, 
honesty, and deep convictions will always be remembered 
by those who knew this true friend and gentleman. 



GE(JRGE IVAN DONNER 

Following in his i)rot Iter's footsteps, George Donner came 
to VMI from Pennsylvania. A quiet man, he took his 
studies seriously, and stood second in his class in the Physics 
curriculum. An<l altiinngh Physics was his principal concern, 
the sincerity with whiih lie performed even the smallest 
task will alwavs he rememlH-i'ed h\- all those who knew him. 





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KKHAUI) EDWARD ADAMS 

ItdANOKE, VlHGINIA 

Civil Engineering, Air Force— Private 4, 'i, 1, Corporal 3; 
Rat Football; Rat Wrestling; American Society of Civil 
Engineers; Glee Club; Armed Forces Club; Company Intra- 
mural Manager 2, 1; Officers of the Guard Association; 1959 
Ring Figure Party Committee; President of the Roanoke 
Clnb; Guidon Bearer. 

liU from the Star City and even though 
.f- like, he came anyway. He launched 
1 ImwIv rat must endure, with so much 
loii that at the end of our rat year, he 
n tlie Corporal list. However, in his 
r he discovered the advantages of being in the 
ranks and his spit shining career came to an end. thus making 



Tliis 
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into III. 


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uhiit \'MI 


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found 1 
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him eligible tc join the elite of barr 
Ed was concerned, company permit 
since the zipper. "Sacktime" was ; 
and he was one of those rare guys win- c onld ( i>tiu> li;irk frnm 
class at 3:00 and be asleep at 3:01. Tln^ U^\'>^^ pn^^.M -^ tlmt 
fine quality of knowing what he wantN iind t he ilctcrinniiit ion 
to get it. His overwhelming persoTialily ;unl hk.iltli' dispo- 
sition are to be counted high on the list of liis assets. With 
these traits and Marilou on his side, we are confident that Kd 
will make his mark on the avenues of the world. 

"Ed" 



KDWAUD CIHRCIIILL ADDISON 

Richmond, Viuginia 

Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private !■, :J. -2. 
Soeietv of Civil Engineers; Richmond Chiii, Vi(( 
PresidVnt 1: Cadet Waiter 1; The "3" Society. 



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ever l-xiul to a miht'ir\ ca 
Mount which suited him just fine E C has been known t( 
attend i few parties in the p'lst tour \eTrs — in tact he hasn t 
been know n to miss an\ Su ir I i i i 

by \ \rious people \n abun 1 t I I lilt 

ways and. Ned is well on his Uii\ to br. rinun^ a ^rr;it -.iiici'-.s. 

"Xed" 



MEI.VIX WILLIAM ANDERSON 
Baltimuke, Mauvlaxd 

Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Distiriguisheil 
Academic Student; Distinguished Military Student; Varsit\ 
football; Honor Court; Religious Council; IntnunuraK, Cla•^v 
of '59 Ring Figure Committee; Activities Co-Editor, '.)9 Romh, 
Lutheran Club; American Society of Civil Engineers, Othi i-r^ 
of the Guard Association, President 1; RV/o's ll'ho Anmru/ 
Siiident-s in Ameri — '^"" ' '"'" — '■ 



I Colleges and Universities 



You would have to look far and wide to fiiul a better com- 
panion than Alel Anderson. A friend to all, well liked by all, a 
servant to all, Mel is simply an all-around guy. It is obvious 
that not all top notch leaders have rank, for Mel is certainly a 
leader. He is always willing and able to gi\e help in every- 
thing from academics to coaching football. Mel has a great 
love for football, but his playing career was unfortunately 
ended by a knee injury. However he did the best lie could for 
the Big Red by helping coach rat football. 

Whatever Jlel undertakes, we know he will be a success an<l 
that he will gain the high esteem on the outside as he did on 
the inside. 

"Mel" 





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MEI,S ClIlUSnAX ANDERSEN 
Richmond, Virginia 

Civil Engiiieeriiig, Artilliry— Private +, a, -2, 1 ; Armed Forces 
Clulj; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of tlie 
Guard Association; Cadet Waiter; Vice-President of Richmond 
Club. 

Niels came to VMI in body but not in soul, for his heart 
belongs to Richmnnd. In fact, he's worn a trail from Steve's 

to Sni.,ki.''> «ilh a few ualcriii- ^I..I.^ al.nig the way. These 
trips li n. l.rn. alriM^I « ,vkl.\ r\r,.|,i , .ilCouiM-jMr those week- 
ends ulil. ll he Ilis ,l,.M,lr.l Im 111.' .■.mill 1,1 II. la III 111 (irdcr to rc- 
Mse Mil I II 111 r.aiii|isllalegy lja.scd up.iii lii.s.-.k-rlilig ijcrforniancc. 
"Biililil. s Ills f.iinul time to become a magician witli the 
shih ml. 111. I liii.ls favor as one of Colonel Morgan's boys. 
\\itlimil I iliiiilil, (his easy-going, fun-loving, and above all, 
tnendh Ui.itli.w Hal. will' win a jilace among the great sons 
ot RiclimoTid. 

■■Rubbles" 



JOHN RANDOLPH ANGOLIA 

W.VSHINGTON, D. C. 

History, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, First Sergeant 2, 
Pnxate 1, Distinguished Military Student; Track 4, 3; 
\ arsity Rifle 4, 3, i, 1; Hearst Rifle Trophy Medal; Southern 
Conference Third Place Rifle Team; Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1; 
Histor% Club; Officers of the Guard .\ssociation. 



drsir 



attain a Regular Army 
I his energy in that 
aril attaining this goal 
II. I. lit. At Fort Mca.le 

. 11. .1 .iiilv a In^li lioiii't 




Jack came to VMI with 
comiuission, and imiiR'di 
direction He has taken a 
b\ becoming a (listiiii,niisli. 
ROT C. Siiiiiiiir (ami 
and near tlu' l..|i m \W .a 
m his military c-h.I.m v.ns Iml a tnlii.l.; I.. Ilie ^liistlllitr, as 
summer camp is a criterion for comparison of VMI to other 
schools 

Jack is characterized by his strong will and abihty to 
perceive what he wants. Through experience in his four years 
at tlie Institute, he has coordinated these two factors. This 
IS an important accomplishment toward success in his chosen 
career 

"Jack" 



ROHERT llKHilNS BAILLIO 
\'iuGiNiA Beach, Virginia 

Chemistrv, Artillcrv— Private 4, -l, 1, Corporal 3; Cro.ss 
Countrv and Track 4; Basketball Manager 3, 3; Freshman 
Chemistry Achievement Award; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1- 
.\merican Clieniical Society 3, i, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, '2, 1 
.\rmed Forces Club 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Bob came to VMI and leaves as an entirely different person 
He has acquired a new way of life here whirli is a clisco\er.\ 
that he enjoys very much. It will !"■ inli-ri'siin^' l.i see how 
society reacts to a permanent atta.k iiist.-a.l ..I w.ik. m.I and 
summer raids by the new Baillio. .Vl.m^' with liis new luiliits. 
Bob has piekedup tlie name of "Muchct" which will long be 
remembered by his brother rats. Bob has done well at tlu 
Institute, excluding a few setbacks by the Tac Staff. It is a 
sure bet Uiat he will do well in the future whether at graduate 
school, business or as a soldier of fortune in South .\merica. 
.■Vnyhow, we can be cheered by the fact that Virginia Beach 
will always have a fine representative in Bob, the type of 
])erson w-ho makes the beacli a great i)lace. 









"Bob" 




STEPHEN JOSEPH BARCIK, JK. 

Phiudelphi i, Pennsylvania 
lilt uitry— Pri 



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Biiilog\ 

Conunill li nl.> 

\ir„iiii \ I I iiiv . 

Wut.l II , l~.rx,r l.\>«lll:ili(|lll. k :(. -'. I; Al■rlM^,,l,,HV 
(' hll) 4 i Sc rftaiy-Trfiisuifr -i. Pifsicli-rit 1; '^^iiikiv Cllli) 
i { 2 1 Monogram Minstreal iJ; Arsenal Club 1. 

When Little Napoleon" first walkerl into VMI, he raiiie 
witli 1 preMous military backgouiKl; liy putting this liack- 
giound to good use, he has become »mu' of tin- outstantling 
niilitir\ students in the corps. 

T )kni_ it the activities he has participated in, Steve has 
\ i\ ill\ knionstrated his ability to plan and organize, and 
tins Is ( t will nd him a great deal in his future career as an 
iiii.N th ir 

I hi u_,li ul his ( a(h-tship, Steve has gained the respect 
111 I I liiiinli 11 of his ihissmates by his sincerity and by his 
wilImglRss t d;i tilings lor other people. These qualities, 
along with his initiative, will see him to a respected position 
in the years to come. 

"Steve" 



1 1)\\ \R1) ROBERT BARNES 

\ill 1 OLK, \ IHGINIV 

llist .r>, Iiitantry— Prn.itc i. a. -J. 1, Ilistor\ ( tub :i, -i, I 
\riind Forces Club 3, i, 1. Traik +, Tidewatir ( liil. 4. 3, -2, 1. 
Secretary Treasurer 1; Interiiatioii.d Relations Club _', 1. 
Wesle\ Foundation 4; Glee Club 4. ■\lonugi,ini Minstrel 1, 
Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; Nortolk DiM.sioii Wilh.im and Mar,\ 3. 

"Lightning" came to us from Princess Anne and im- 
nieiliately flistinguished himself in the field of wine, women, 
and song. Ed has the natural talent of beiiiL^ a nasii.nl and 
sophisticated funnyman and will always lie rriiirnilimil fm- 
such performances as the "Stuarts Draft .\ll.iii " l!il will 
always be remembered for his ability to get along w ilh pcuplr. 
The long road for Eddie through VMI has included a sciiirstcr 
at William and Mary Division which he enjoyed as any normal 
human being would. Ed has made a success of his tour at 
the Institute which included islMMislnng a good record with 
ailtniiiubilc insurance cuiiipani.'- and llir A. B. C. We know 
thai "Lightning" will go out iii Ilir nnrl world with a smile 
on his face and establish many line rec.r.ls. 

"Eddie" 



.lOIIN PRUITT B.\RNETT 

DwviLLE, Virginia 

( 'i\il Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 1; American Society 
of Civil Engineers 3, 1; Varsity Tennis 4; Varsit\ (iolt 3, 1, 
Rat Basketball; Varsity Basketball 3, 1; Varsity Football 4, 
Monogram Club 4, 3, 1; Left school for an idle ad\enturiiig 
life for a year "2; "A" Company Food Representative 1. 



.Tack . 



r h, VMI 

apt. '.I Ihr 



,f what 



Ho 



nut Ir 



■ kind of I 



111 Ihiii liiing an individual, he enjoys the country 
Msi.rn (liillliilly as some uneducated plain folk call it) 
iif niiisic and all kinds of outdoor sports. 
closing, here are his sentiments expressed in four lines 
iibic pentameter: 

I think that I shall never try 

A hazard more haunting than \^MI 

Where all are led around by the hand. 

And move as one upon command. 

".lack" 






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Civil ETiKincvrint;, Air 
Lioiilenaiit 1- * ■ 



DONALD I'UAXKI.IN liASIlAM 



l.ioiileTiaiit 1; AiiH-rican Society of Civil Engineers; lion 
Court 1; Itat wrcstlinf-, cnptMin; Varsity Wnvslliiif; :i, 
fo-oaptiiin I; Soullicrn CunlVri-iuo IlcavywciKlil Wrcstlii 
Champion 'i: Cail.-I Waiter .!, 1; Ollicers of llio Cuar.l A 
sociation 1; Xarsity fooliiall t, :i; Inlranivirals; Cliairnia 
Executive Conuuittec ASCE; Roanoke Cluli. 

With determination in his heart, Don put everything 
had into his four full years at VMI. His desire to do wi 

willingness to work hard, aliililv to make fri.ri.K, and ^in.■,.ri 

have put Inni high in the regar.l ot In. , hi-Moal.. 11, ai 

atlrihntrs licl|)ed him heconie llir NmllHrn (■..Hlrirn 
ll,.,nvu.iglil Champion l.v the ronjpklion of lus lirsl ye 
nr x:m\iI> uivstling. 

It I, . ( ilain that Don an<l a very special student nurse frr 
Knanoke will have a lirighl and prosperous future whatev 
their liehl of endeavor. 

"Don" 



TRIMAX DOIU.AXD BAXTER, .IR 

XOHFOLK, \'II1GIXIA 

Biology, Armor — Private -I, ■-', 1, Corporal 3; Rat Wrestling; 
Rat football; Varsity Football ;). J, 1; Varsity Baseball 4; 
Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1; Vice-President Tidewater Club. 




True came to 

.i- the XcTfolki; 



straight frt 

n^L'ard ill 



1 the heart of God's country 
The (lav he set foot inside 

dr,,l,.l I \v.y. -Irivvd hard 

True i~ lii-h nlH,,, llie lis! 



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Hi: 



together uilh 1 
nuKst popular . 
legcTidarv stat 
and for being : 
population of ; 
appraisal of liii 



,d iniriil.rr ' mi I li,' li.l ,.1' 

derlul .sen.se of hnmor and <•. 
lis fantastic pranks have in; 
adets in .school. He will be 



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lies (lie .Most: 



The feminine 
nied up our 



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KURT BERGGREN' 

Norfolk, \'iugini.\ 

English, Air Force— Private 4, :), -'. 1; Freshman Cross 
Country; Freshman Track; Varsity Basketball i: Intramurals 
4, 3, J. 1 ; iMiglish Society, Program Chairman; International 
Relations Chd) 3, '2, 1; Senior Class Editor of the Bomb; 
Westminster Fellowship 4; Tidewater Club; Cadet Waiter; 
Cadet Assistant to the English Department 2; Echo Company 
Food Representative 1; .\II-Slar Intramural Basketball 
Team 3; Chess Club 2 

The "Swede" has been indoctrinated well by Colonel 
Dillard and his group of intellectual engineers. Academies, 
especially in the English curriculum, have always been a snap 
to him as show-n by his high academic standing. He is a man 
who likes things easy-going and casual all the time, anything 
from women and jazz to a good intellectual conversation and 
the latest Ivy trends in clothes. Parties ar<' iumt ioiiii»lete 

until the "Swede" makes his appearance, al\\,i\ . :i( r pjim-d 

bv some fair lass from "down the road" iM:irMii, lli>lliii>. 
Sweet Briar, etc.). His subtle sense of ImniMr. hi- 1..n.' for 
good times and parties, and his plcisiiiii -niilc Ium- iiLide liim 
one of the best liked men in the das- llis . .HliNliip k now al 
an end, but his personality, friendliness, and jxixnial dri\e 
will long be remembered. Best of luck to the Swede in his 
future endeavors. 

"Swede" 







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RICHARD DONALD BINGHAM 

Gary, West Virginia 



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Cnil Engineering, \ir Forre — Fi 

2, Lieutenant 1 \meri( m SnfKt> nl ( i 

Glee Club 4 Method i.t ( hil. I ( i.n 

Council 4, 3, 2, 1 Fr.si.l.nt Hdi^i.ius 
Music Societj '2, 1 ( idet Diuilor lit „ 
W iiUr 2 1 



iild Bind ( idit 



I \er Muce enternv \ MI 
.1 trcinemious load ot c\ti 
Religious Council, he 1 
He IS al\\a\s 
sniiU \s 1 



l')-,5 

11 KtlMt 

t llil'hc- 



Biii/B<.ng hisfirried 
IS \s pusid, nt ol the 
uiipl, ..I in..Td^til.iht\ 



hut not to.>i 
let othccr Ik Ins led thcl..nd tlnough iniuN 
rou^h vitniti n lint comes through with a lug grin on his 
lue illi [ i( > ill \er \ltlioiigh not much on women as \et, 
ni |iudii I I ni d i\ a special girl is going to walk up to huu 
with a club in her hands and send hnn sprawhng 
into matrimony. Best of luck to the best liked and most 
admired. Success will never pass him by. 

"Bii.g-Biing" 



ASA ORIN BISHOF, JR. 

Pocahontas, Virginia 

Electrical Engineering. .\ir Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, 
Sergeant '2, First Lieutenant 1; Intramurals; Rat Basketball 
4; Track 4; Distinguished AFROTC Cadet; Southwest 
Virginia Club; Wesley Foundation; American Institute of 
Electrical Engineers; 1959 Ring Figure Committee, Treasurer; 
Nichols Engineering Building Night Owl Clnli 2, 1; Armed 
Forces Club; Hop and Floor Committee. 

In September 195o we began our Rat year unknown to 
oni kllon cadets but it wasn't long before Sonny Bishop 
111! ime known throughout the Corps. During his cadetship 
dw l-vs ready and willing to give anyone a helping 



hmd 



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del fr 
,ci,dsl,ip. 



aanj turned to tl 
Potiliontis For resourcefniiicss, Ininior and fi 
Sinnu lonldn t In beaten. He could always be c'ouii 
Ininisli hi iiiiii\ I rnnds with things ranging from the solution 
mil I i|t]i|iiiii Ml ( I sohe a problem to a laugh when everyone 

lis, « IsiloHlilli llbd 

He will ilw i>s be remembered for his efficiency, his sacri- 
hces to help others and his dry humor. No matter wdiat walk 
of life Soniiv undertakes, he will do a great job, and we, his 
Brother Rats, will profit for having known him. 



VAUGHAN A:\II BLAKEMORE, .IR. 

Waynesboro, ^'IHGINIA 

Civil Enginieriiig, .\rmor— Pri\atc 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 1, 
Second l.irnlrnaiil 1; 1 >isi inynislied Military Student 1; 
IntraniiiiMU t, ;1, 2. 1; \\rstnnn,tir Fellow.ship 4; American 
Sofiety III' < nil Engineers :J, 2, I. 

Zcke came to VMI from Wavneslioro as .-, Ia>l who had 
ah-radv left nianv vonng ladies in a tranrr. Si, ire IIicti, he 
li;i, aiidril liiaov nio,.. lo 1,1. lollrrlion. Zcke has ilispiaveil 

riuiiv onl.l.iiiilini; i|n:,lili. - lir came to VMI, one of the 

nlo^i in,|inilant iiillm li., ■iliiiilx to m.ake friends easilv. It 
IS ,uiv llial Ihi- lield uhiih olitanis Zeke will be certain that 
prospiritv will .lime its way. However, being an avid fan 

III bull Kghling and sports cars, we might s edav .see him 

111 the aren.is of Spain or the MuLsaane Straight ofLe Mans. 

"Zeke" 





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MAXWKI.L I AUItAlt lil.AXCIIARI) 
Washington, 1). C. 

ICk-ctrii^il EHgiiiciTliife', Air Force— Prnate i. Corporal li, 
ScrKi'ant 3, Second Lieutenant 1 ; Rifle Team 1, '2; ATnerioan 
Institute of Electrical Engineers 3, 4; Tiniiniiis Music Cluli +. 

It has l.ccii lour vears since ole A[a>c liit tile Institute and 
ill tliat lime llic C'.uifiia smile that taKgeil along with him 
has hccoiiic his hailriiiark. Xo matter how rough it gets 
witll Jig's Raiilers, it still romrs siicakiiii; hark to that ole 
puss of his. His l.iggoal iio« I. In IK. ;iimI .iihv Ihr Air Force 
has him hooked tor five vc.ir^. if- :i mil- Kn lir'll have his 
wings hetore he's through. Wen- nut uuiricd alioiit his being 
a success; his little inspiration from Uuke will make him toe 
the line. So keep on smiling. Max, and to Curtis LeMay we 
.sa.v, " Look out. Buster, some .young blood is coming up!" 

"Max" 



JERRY CLARK BOOTH 

Abingdon, Vihgini-\ 

Biology, Artillery— Private i, '2, 1, Corporal 3; Football 
■2, 1; Intr'amurals i, 3, i, 1; Top Rifle Award at Summer Camp 
^2; Virginia Academy of Science. 

Jerry will probably be the first person to sleep through 
four years at VMI and keep honor roll grades at the same 
time.' The only times he really woke up were during his 
frequent visits' to Rollins College, but as time went by his 
trips to HoUins became less frequent and his interests began 
to turn to Sem and other surrounding schools. Although 
Biology <iffered him very little resistance, Jerry learned to 
get a kit done in a little bit of time — and sack the rest. (He 
is president of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club.) 

"Bush" 



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JERRY BORST 

PiTC.lIRN, PeNNSYLV.\NI-\ 

Ci\il Engineering, Armor — Private i, 3, 2, 1; \ arsity 
Football i. 3, 2, 1, Co-Captain 1; Track i; Intramurals '2, 1; 
American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard 
Association. 

"Curly," a misplaced Y'ankee, after four years in the 
"Sunny South" still says anything north of the Masoii- 
Di.xon Line has got to be better than anything south of it. 
A quiet one his Rat year, he soured with age and in his last 
year could most always be found complaining about some- 
thing at VML Though he is always degrading himself, one 
could never find fault with his achievements on the gridiron 
where he established liimself as All Southern and a leader. A 
"Rat Daddy" from the first day of his third class year, he 
neverthelcs.s' feels the Rat Line is a necessary measure for 
instilling self discipline. A lover of the great outdoors he 
hcpes to get a job which will enable him to enjoy it. Whatever 
he does, with his leadership ability, he's sure to succeed. 

"Curlv" 




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WILLIAM LEFTWirn BOWEH 

Bedford, Virginia 

('i\-i! Engineering, Air Force — Pri\'ate 4. 1, Corporal 3, 
Sergeant '2; Football 4; Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, 1; American 
Society of Civil Engineers 2, 1; Basketball 4; Intramurals 
3, '2, 1. 



Bill came to VMI with his sights set on being ; 
lu\or, and a cadet leader. We are not here to say that he 
has I'ailed in all of tliem — only a few. Somewhere between 
VMI and his home he has won and lost many battles, but it 
has not stopped him from entering into more. Being de- 
termined with the help of his hard head not to he fenced in 
l.y any gal. Bill is all set to see what the worl<l has to otter 
liim. We say good luck to a truly final ^uy! 

"Bill- 





.lOSEPII KENNETH BRAnKOHl) 

l'"nANivLiN, Virginia 

English, Infantry — Private 4, 1, Corjiural 3, Sergeant 2; 
Distinguished Military Student 1 ; liat I-'ootball 4; Intramurals 
t, 3, :2, 1; Contributing Editor Cadet 2, .Associate Editor 1; 
K. E. Dixon Society '2, 1; Archaeology Society 3; Company 
Representative to OGA 1; Tidewater Chib; Cadet Waiter 2, 1. 

-Vt last there has appeared npnn tlir \'MI scene a man who 
lias figured out how to exi.st i^r.ni ImIIn as a cadet. The man 
who has "cadeting" all hgnrrd nut is none other than our 
oHU comrade Kenny, the only man in tlic hist(.ry of the 
In.stitute who has considcreil VMI a ns(.rl witliou't gcttiiin 
boned out. 

Ib.w .lurs lir >.. ii:- Ilr ,l..,.s il I ,y l.n.Mli;; ni 



ill ,,r 



li.l 



:<l llh 



.irks , 



I. Ill 

nil li.'l.k. 
Il'li.si 



I'll,. Uni.l III. I r;i.... ;il,ili 
hl.s r,,|„,rN. \Uu-Vr IIm 

I,, man will, the big jaws 



"Kenny' 



ARTHUR VERNON BRANDRIFF 

Penns\ille, New Jersey 

Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American 
Society of Civil Engineers; Vice President Monogram Club; 
Rat Football 4; Officers of the Guard Association; Varsity 
Fiiolball 3, 2, 1; Intramurals; Varsity Track 4, 3, 2, 1 (Iil- 
<lnnr and Outdoor), Co-Captain Track 1. 

Buckv .aiiie to VMI ..Tie dav with a pair of smoking skates 
..II Ins IV.'t, .\t the Iiistitnlc iie ex.liangc.l tiles,, for f.>otball 
;i„,l l,-a,k sl,..es, both ..t which arc slill ,s„„.king. Other 
Ihaii the sp,.rts an,l a few woman tr,.ubl,.s, .Vrt's stay has been 
iiii,v,-iiirul, marred only when .soni,'..ii,- wonlil iar his hav. 
With his athletii- ability and nianag,-i,ii-nl ,.f nn.ncv. Art 
shonl.l go far with the Detroit Lions ,.r anything else which 
he mav encounter. 

"Bucky" 





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I'kix, 1 

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ClHiin-hv. M.iriiic C.i-ii.s I'livalr t, ( '(ii-ijonil ;i. Sn^.-Mi 
-'. < "ll.l^■.,,^ ( :, plain I ; I'l.C IVdKi-aiii; liil raiiiunils; Aiii.-rir, 

<'li.- ,il S,„i,lv; IVc'p Soiilli Cliil.; Anncd l''<invs Clii 

Inl.rriahMiial H.latimi.s Cluli; Yaiikoo Cluli; WIMI! (In 
lil.">!l ItiiiK Figure Coiiiniittec; Merck Imlcx Award; 117/,, 
ll'/io Annmg SUmhnis in American ColUyr.s ,iml r,nirr.s-il„ 

I'Vank iMitcrcd VlMI, unaware of what lav lielim- liini 
llu- Kail o( '35, hut .survived tile rat vear and relnrned I, 
his Ihird class year with a new molt"': "Slirk will, nie ai 
you'll wind up wearing stripes." As the years prof,'rcssi' 
the motto partially fell apart as his rooiiinial.s ,ir,. si 
stripeless, but Frank ended up with Alpha Company and 
new nickname; "Refjgy Von Breth." Upon f,'railnal io 
"liirKy" will enter the U. S. Marine Corps, and with h 
aliililies. advaneemenl should be rapid and easily obtaine 
Hcsiilcs st.indinf,' hinli in military esteem, he also did wc 
a.ad.nii.ally. Frank will always be rcmendiered for his di 
Hil. llionKhirulncss, and willingness to lielji ol la-rs. 

"Reggy" 



MICIIAI)!, {'I.AFLIX BROOKS 

AliLINGTON, Vihgim.v 

I'ivil Krigiueering, Air Force— Private -t, 3, i, 1, Guidon 
Bearer 1; Intramurals -i, 3, 2, 1; American Society of Civil 
E?igineers 3, 2, 1 ; Episcopal Vestry 1 ; Armed Forces Club 1 ; 
Class Fund Committee 1; Northern Virginia Club 1; R. E. 
Dixon English Society 1 ; Cadet Waiter i, 1. 

Here we have the only man in VMI history whose class ring 
tame hack to him not onlv from tlie litter of a past garbafe 
tin. k, Init also from the deptl)s .,f the Maurv River 

■riiongh an ardent Civil I'.ngineer, Mike 'has never let his 
slide rule interfere will] liis journeys through the worlds of 
Sandburg ;irnl \\"llr, :iiiil after years of great struggling, lie 
linally ati.iiiird ili, Mippressed desire of every engineer — a 
place in the Kii.lish Snriety. 

In his four years at VMI this "slayer-of-roommates" 
with the inquisitive mind, the eloquent tongue, and the "tell- 
me-your-troubles"car has left a lasting impression not onlv 
in a certain door at Stevesville, but in the hearts of ail 
his friends at the Institute. 

"Mike" 



HERBERT II.VMHEV B( XT, .IR. 

WlLLI.\MSBUUG, VlRGINI.V 



Histor\, Iniantry— Private 4, '-', 
( oniinittce 3, Hop Committee ■-'. I 
Villi, d Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; \i,, 
I ngiii(,rs3,HistorvClub2. l;Olii,, i 
tion 1. Intramurals -t, 3, 2, 1; Mi 
Rifle Team 4, J. 

Willi.llllsl 



nil :i; Flo 

M;il,;,i;rr 



■d As.sncia- 
strel 3, 'i; 



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Herb came to VMI fr 
to get a Regular Army eoniinw^i.Mi Mr \\:iitK i" [iiinp oni 
of planes, of all things. Tlinui-li lllsnl;M(^ :ind x.inrd l.usiiie.ss 
enlerpri.scs he has shown a cool head for laisine.ss and with 
his iie\er-ending repertoire of card tricks, he is always ready 
lo eiilertain anyone willing to sit and watch. Herb has set 
somewhat of a record at VMI for distances traveled on his 
weekends and furloughs. It seems he has some special in- 
terest w-ay up in Massachusetts. 

.No one can tell just what the future will bring but it's 
a pretty safe bet that the world has ii,.l li,.;ir,l (he last from 
Herb. 

"Herb" 




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w4 



Kloctrical Engineering, Air Force — Pi 
American Institute of Electrical iMigii 
t, :i, -1, 1; Distinguished AFHO'I'C 
Technician l; Hop Committee iKI..(. 



ate 4, '2, 1, Corporal 3; 
as; VMI Commanders 
idct; Barracks Sound 
"rnniittee). 



I-'rom the backwoods of Eastern Virginia came Tex with a 
csire to successfully fulfill a life-long ambition, an education 
1 electrical engineering. Hampered by the fact that he has 
hnost no brains, and according to Colonel Jamison, "You 
1st haven't found the right key," Tex has managed to get 
lore than "just enough" academically in his chosen field 
liile at V'MI. A firm believer in the rules and regulations, 
lit not liaving enough brownie ponits to have rank, Te\ 
as flistinguished himself as an outstandmg AFR()T( i.uht 
I liis four years at the Institute Sucre ss, it is hopi d, Irs 
illi a regular commission in the \ir Fori ( joi time is no 
lace else left. 

"Tex" 





JAMES PACIFICO CASTALDO 

Elmwood Park, Iillinois 

liinlogv. Armor— Private 4, 3 2 1 liili imui iK Vssi^t i 
Physical Education Trainer; \ irgimi \, i.li m\ ..I S( a ii. 
Xe« man Club; Bomb Staff. 

Jim came to VMI from "Yankee land and was iiiimei 
ately dubbed with the name of "Gangster," But after tin 
successful seasons of patching up the multitude of sores a 
sprains of the varsity football team, he was rightfully call 
"Doc." But "Doc" did not end just at the locker roo 
for as a pre-medieal student he has shown his adejitiiess 
continue his studies in medical school. VMI will long 
Djember his friendly, easy-going personality, and tliey w 
wait with anticipation to hear of e\<'ii greater and big; 
things in the future. 

"Doc" 



FHEDEHICK B.\TES CAVAXAICII, JK 
Aiken, South Carolina 

Electrical Engineering, .\ir Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, 
First Sergeant 2, First Battalion Commander; Distinguished 
Air Science Student; Baseball 4; Wfio's Who Among Students 
in American Vniversiiies and Cnilegef;: Glee Club 4; Floor 
Committee 2; Vice President Hop Ccaiiniittee 1; .\rined 
Forces Club; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; 
Ring Figure Committee 2. 

Freddie is one of the few from the great state of South 
Carolina who have entered the gates of this fine Institute to 
spend four glorious years. He began liis ca(letslii|i as we all 

dill he r.ilirtcelltll of Selileml.rr, III.-.."., s, .ilril l.llt llitrrested 

and uilliiii; t.i u.irk lie lla^ rxrrllrd in all phasr, nt ra.let 
life l,v |.arhri|.,',lin:; ill iirarlv all nt llinii. ,iii.l aluav. ijiviiig 
liisl.,-1 II «as M.olievi.leill that Ins ainlit v la v in lea.lersliip 
and lie h,i,,Minr ,i|. through the ranks froiii prixate to captain. 
lie h.-,s li.rn riidnwcd witll tile enviable talent of making 
p,-,,plr uanl to do what they should. With all his extra 
activities he has made an enviable record, and has certainly 
been an asset and a credit to both VMI and his state. With 
his departure, we shall lose a little bit of VMI which will be 
dillicult to replace. 

"Fred" 





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KiikHsIi. Aniioi- I'rlvali- t. ('..i il ;1 <,,-r:m\ '2, .Second 

l.ic'iitenaiil 1 ; I )i.sliiif;iiislicil Milil ,i i » ^iihl. i,t I ; Commanders 
t, 3, -I, 1; Lvn.-hliurd Cluh, Nmi.mi In isnrer 3, Vice 
I'resident -2, President 1; R. lO. Dix.ui l.r.Kli-li Sofiety 'J, 1; 
Timmins Music Society i, 1; Methodist ( luli; Wesley Fonn- 
dation -i; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3. 

With determination deep within him, Russ left the seven 
hills 111 Lyiiehhnrn to join the '59ers in their tenure within the 
four walls of \'MI. After four years of massive resistance 
at^ainst liie forces of authority, he has demonstrated this 
determination to the extent that one must say in deepest awe, 
"Tliere i;oes a man who stands for what he believes and does 

illrihii^ Ihr iir<' iiiri! i lr| i.i rl I iii ■ 1 1 1 ;il tlic beginning, Russ 

":i~ - I" Ir.uisln- In i!i;ii s.MTril ^Tound of the Liberal 

AMi.K;un.xs ll„vs|iv,-l, I lir >l r..nKli'>ld of The Dodo! He has 
Icl'L his mark here as a deep and systematic thinker. Rising to 
the rank of officer in the military, slip sticking the Com- 
niaders through four successful years and commanding the 
organization of Lyncliburgers, this talented individual leaves 
us with no doubt in our minds that he will give to the world 
that which he has given to us. The very best of success to Russ. 

"Russ" 



JOHN DONALD CHRISTIE 

N.vuG.vTucK, Connecticut 

History. Marine Corps — Private 4, ^, 1, Corporal 3; Guidon 
Hearer 1; Rat swimming 4; Baseball 4; Officers of the Guard 1 ; 
iTiternational Relations Club I; .\rmed Forces Club 1; New- 
man Club 4, 3, -i, 1 ; Yankee CInb 4, 3, '2, 1 ; VMI Commanders 
4, 3, i, 1; Monogram .Minstrel 4, 3, -.', f; Commanders Combo 
4,3,2,1. 

In the fall of '55 this smooth talker and Ivy league dresser 
from Connecticut took American Airlines from New Haven to 
Washington, Piedmont Airlines to Roanoke and Clayton's 

T:i\i I" [.ixnirluii ai]d Iims lollciwe.! Ilie .\merican-Piedmont- 



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1,1 v.. 



rkril ; 



un.ler his blotter 
girl. But furlongh,' 
girls from trips v 
militarvhrmevrri 
music. 111. pliil 
song." K..,.,, .M." 
for the Institute « 
world. 



alloftl 
iplctcly 



guy that wil 
'Jack" 



iier vacations as well 
new series of pictures 
Iters from each new 
id to bring back more 
.. Studies and the 
s and his dancing and 
"will,-, women, and 
.ling "lin.ther Rat" 
1 go far in this man's 



HF.RXAHl) l.KOXARI) COXIGLIO, .IR. 

RnER FoHEST, Illinois 

Biology, .\rmor — Pri\'ate 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 
1: Intramurals; Swimming; Football; Glee Club; Virginia 
Academy of Science; Phillip H. Killey .\ward 2; Whn\ Who 
in American Colleges and Universifies. 



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One 


of the 


smallest a 


lid f|iii,'t,Nl r 


at. 1.. ;irr 


ivr in that fall 


of '-,.1 ^ 


.as Bi 


■riiie. H,-n 


III,', from l.i:; 


(1l|r,-i^M, 


:i1|1m.1I:;Ii quiet 


and no 


t .so b 


ig, beg.-in 


making ...„. 


r tM.l-r 1 


1- lliir.l class 


Year — < 


n\v Mil 


iMith's con 




1 t\M'lll \ 


penalty tours. 


Followi 


ing thi 


s, however 


. a great sou 


lid came fi 


rom the "little 


man." 


Thro 


ngh long 1 


lionrs of stiK 


Iv came t 


he Dean's list 


again : 


iiid ag 


aiii. Our 


.small brothe: 


r' rat bega 


n to excel not 


onlv ac 


ademii 


.■ally but a 


Iso military-v 


I'ise, and f 


le achieved the 


rank of lieute 


iiant. Thi: 


3 quiet, small 


guy, as 


ne can see, has 


made i 


1 noise 


— a noise 


so loud thai 


: it will linger with the 


Institu 


te for , 


years to cc 


)me. And ev 


en though 


small, he had 


made a 


. dent 


so great in our hearts that he w 


■ill remain un- 


forgott< 


?n by 


all of us. 


His achievements, personality, and 


kindnes 


is haM 


- all conti 


■ihuted to m 


aking him 


1 stand out as 


much a 


s his V 


ankeehom 


e town. 







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ItOHEHT RAY COXKLIX 

Ul( HMOND, ViKGINIA 

Biology, Artillery— Private 4, 3, •^>, 1; Fo<)th;i!l 4, 3; Indoor 
Track 4; Baseball 4, 3, 2; Monogram Club; Virginia Academy 
of Science; Armed Forces Club 4, 'i; Richmond Club; Newman 
Club. 

On September 1, 1955, Ray stepped into the gates of 
VMI and quickly established for himself the repubition of 
being a little guy with an awful lot of power and interested 
fortitude. For the "Big Red" he was one hard-hitting de- 
fensive back as any end will say, and as for his power — well, 
just ask any opposing pitcher that the baseball team has 



faced tlie 


last four 


tlie inuru 


ur, "Whc 


Rav pos 


osses an 


VMI lia- 


(■nine t" 



An 



tluT 



III:, I \,i .'S ulinliils tliatl.i 



alwa\ 
:iaril? 



,1 .■.l:,l,li,,l,i,i- l„ 



ml because of this siuile 
ve no trouble in making 
the world outside. Of 
t just as he did at VMI 
at' the altar. Hay! 



.lAMES DANIEL COOGAN, JR. 

Norfolk, Virgini.\ 

Electrical Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 5, 1, 
Distinguished Military Student; Rat Basketball; Varsity 
Track (indoor) 3, '2, 1; Varsity Track (outdoor) 4, 3, 2, 1, 
Co-Captain Varsity Track team 1 ; Three Year Track Aw ard 1 , 
Athletic Council '2; Sports Stall', VMI Cadet 3, 1; Football 
Editor, VMI Bomb 1; Barracks Electrician 1; Floor Com- 
mittee Electrician 2, 1; American Institute of Electrnal 
Engineers '2» 1; Monogram Club 4, 3, '2, 1; Tidewater Club 
4, 3, '2, 1; President Tidewater Club 1; Newman Club 4. 3, 2, 1 
Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Intcrualioiial Rclati..lL^ Club 
4, 3, 2, 1. 



Being a Swamp R 


It f 


oni 


the 


Tide 


water Are: 


of \,rgi.ii... 


Dan hasn't 


exactly 


burned 


up 


the 


Institute, 


but he has 


mauani-l lo 


blow a 


few 


fuses in 


the 


Electrical 


Eugmeermg 


Dcparlniclit 
a party lici 


When 

■. :i bus 
,' II 


t c 
llh 
1) 

jli 


1, 'li 
11^ 


to 

la.- 


orga 


:inil''''l,Mll 
iitK :iihI 


bo\ excels 

i:; muhl 1., 


sai.l to be 1 
the Institu 


. I;i 


11 kill. VMI ll 
Ills _l. 


ell'orts ^^■ith 


iiimIiii,;!, 




.ll.'S 


II 


li;is 


ll\\;l> ^ li.'. 


II :i nu^l. 1 \ 


to all of our 


M'mIImt I 


,u 


Mill 


),il 


r.'ili 


Hiss.'s^ ,111 


h ;i |,1. iMlit 


disposition 


vll.n lir 


:nr 


■:i^c- 


Imi 


■ 1 :- 


.....1 I..III' 1 


..III, ,1.,,, 1 


night. It is 


1 ku.jwii 


fac 


Iha 


t 1> 


111 n 


Hie 1,1 \"MI with pLills 



of reforming the VAII Rat System. It took a year to hud out 
that this can't be done, and ever since then, Dan has been 
shooting Roman candles in Rome by making the Rat Ime as 
hard as possible whenever the need arises. We are sure Dan 
will be a success in life. His pleasant personality combnie 1 
with his ability to make friends will serve him well in his 
.limb to the top. 

"Dan" 

CHARLES ALLEN COTTON, III 

FllAXKFOHT, KeXTUCKY 

Historv. Infantry— Private 4, 2, 1, Corporal 3; Varsity 
Basketball 4, 3. 2. 1; Varsity Golf 4, 3, 2, 1, Captain 1; Cross 
Country 4; M(,ii(.grani Club 4, 3, 2, 1; History Club 4, 3, 2, 1; 
Newinau Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Officers of the Guard Association 1; 
Distinguished Military Student. 



September of 1955 s; 
clean cut all-Aiiu'ri. an 
manner and mh,.. ..I In 



Chi 



■k roll into the Institute a 
II -Ictt, Kentucky. His easy 
Icared him to everyone but 
I.I Chuck active most of the 
light for the Honor List. A 
ck took it in his stride and 
e goal in life — gra.lnation. 
II Chuck, and such things as 
Johnny's, girls, etc., became an integral part of Chuck's 
vocabulary. An outstanding asset to VMI, his Brother Rats 
and his Ole Kentucky Home, Chuck will be sorely missed in 



the Yob. IIi> I..X.' ..I s|...rN r..i 
year, but he still f..uii.l liim I, 
star on the court or links. < h 
continued toward that ultiiii; 
But the Institute left its mark . 





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my. Armor — Private 4, 'i, i, 1; Gull' \\ Tennis ',', 
ni:ili<inal Relations Club 3, 2, 1; History Club 3, ■-' 
•u;iler Club 4, 3, % 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; In 
Ills 4, 3, 2, 1. 




Coup came to \'MI uilh ni 
liked and didn't like :iIm,iiI llie svsle 
years lie still niainlains the san'ie | 
never notleed tlie ".M" in VMI. 

He doesn't mind being ealled a sv 
because he has spent three-fourths 
a strong advocate of sailing, duek I 
water skiinij:. 

Coup ran usually be IV 1 ,,n « 

ne:ii-liy girls' srl K, ll.illi,,. ,„vlr,;i! 



lelinil.' 



,i.e In- 
;dl. ni^ 



i.lli 



III' SI,' 



llr 



one of the 

ng a steady 

Iks of a strange 

uv" where most 



lir; 



hangout uf his hi Norfolk kiio«u as llie 
of the debutantes make their Krst appcj 

It may take Coup another year to master the InstiUite 
but it won't be a year misspent. It will be all the more iii- 
spir;ili..ii t(, go onl .-iiid make a big go of life, as we kii.iu 
lieuill. 

"Donnie" 
"Coup" 



THRI.l'.Y HAYWOOD COX 

lioWilKE. \'l][GlNIA 



En 




ng. Infantry— Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Memlier 
Maz.-,willo,s RiHes; Football 4; Wrestling 4, 3; Track, 4 3; 

Intr nials; American Society of Civil Engineers; Vice 

I'lesidenl Roanoke Club; Armed Forces Club. 

Hurley was born witli a gift for laughter and a sense that 
I he world is mad. With an optimistic attitude toward life 
.iiid his studies, Hurley has tried to make it through four 
ith the least possible sweat. He is a good 



,\ears at VMI 
student with f 

A gn.,1 iKuly 



open mind and a wide 



arict.y of interests. 

alily has made 

I lie females of 

iools. Hurley's 

are sure with 



"Hurley" 



ROBERT \ERXIE DALE 

RrHMOiND, Virgini.v 

Chemistry, Air Force -I'riiate 4. 2. 1, Corporal 3; James 
Lewis Howe Award in Cliemistrv; Varsity Football; Chemistry 
All-American Team; .'Member of the OfKcers of the Guard 
Association; .\meriean Chemical Society 3, 2, 1, President 1. 



B,,bb- 



lo VMI for th, 






of bctte 



Kiillii 
gn.lii- 



Ii.l Mrf;i||, 



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ilied 



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by the loud bellowing that came from IIL His magnetic 
liersonality has attracted all, and his circle of friends is very 
extensive. He popularizeil the odd wa.y of traveling from 
Richmond to Lexiiiglon via Xashville. In gaining a life-long 
partner, he lost soin. lit, Im^' hair as is seen in the above 
picture. With his I,,hI( i^lnp rapabilities we feel certain he 
is going to be a top sucicss iii the business world. Right now 
we can see the sign on the door to his office President R. V. 
Dale — private. 

"Bobby" 




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WII.IJAM ROBERT DAVIDSON' 

JoNEs\'iLLE, Virginia 

Civil Engineering, Veteraii — Pri\'jtte 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 
'2, Private 1; Rat Wrestling Team; Varsity Baseball S, ^2, 
Manager 1; Swimming Manager 1; Blood Bowl 3, 2; Intra- 
murals 4, 3, 2, 1; Methodist Club 4, 3; Southwest Virginia 
Cluli 4, 3, '2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2. 1: Cadet Waiter 1; 
American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1; Officers of the 
(uiard Association 1. 

After spending his rat, third and second class years at VMI, 
Bill enlisted in the Army for two years. He returned to com- 
plete his cadetship last and quickly won the regard of our class 
with his warm friendship and good nature. Bill is a hard 
worker but still can find time to help out his adopted Brother 
Rats with a structures problem. Good Luck to you, Bill; we 
know you and Pattie will enjoy a successful, happy life. 

"Willie" 



CIl.UiLES UAL DAVIUFF. HI 

.\nMV Wau College, Caulisle B.iiiUACKs, Pe.nxsvln'.inia 

llistiirv. Armor— Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Canterbury Club 4, 3, 2, 1; 
\arsity Rifle Team 2, 1; Riding Team 4, 3; Armed Forces 
Club 2, 1; Rat Swimming Instructor Assistant 3; Advertising 
Start' 1959 B.omb 1; Intramural 3, 2, 1; Oflicers of the Guard 
.Association 1: Letterman 1; Little Gym Committee 2; Ring 
Figure Committee 2. 



The adjustment to rules ai 



for Hal, as milit: 
Throughout h 
himself as a c, 
leaves his chi 
Regular Ann) 

that ll,■,^^ |.l:l 
bid him l;irvv 
to Ills class an. 



■ life h: 

l.lctsll 



rlHMil 



mI \M1 I, 
irrr. Tlir 



1 regulations at VMI was easy 
n an iidegral part of his youth. 
Ills strived to improve not only 
I. Upon graduation, Hal 
the military further as a 
'.59 and VMI, two things 
Iti his life for four years, 
that he will be a credit 



KI \1 DI R'VI V DK KIR 

\iH RuciibLLt New \uik 

( ixd Engmeermg \rtdler\ — Prn itc 4,1, Corporal 3, Ser- 
„ u I ' \merican Societ\ of Cixd Engineers 2, 1; .\rmed 
I ( I il ' 1 Indoor an 1 Out 1 r Track 4, 3, 1; Circula- 

I M r r t oQ Bomb Oth t the Cuard .Association 1; 

1 \lnsit Club 4 3 K „ 1 irc Conmiittce 2; Ring 

( 1 itt ' Chss Ring 1{(|K 1 liitivc 1; Stunt-of-the- 
M I the lul 

\ r Ul t Uirt Kent cii u t \ Ml knowing lully what 
1 \ s„ittmginto Like his titlur m '2S, Kent's easy going 
way and ready smile made hmi liked by all his brother rats. 
.\ partaker in track and extracurricular activities, he has 
worked hard and conscientiously while at \'MI. His love 
of horses, sports cars and wild iiarlics arc liis next most 
important interests. He hkes that which is "cool" au.l will 
never forget Daytona ... he can't remember. ILniiig toured 
Virginia's girls' .schools tor four years, he is still looking for 
the right girl to come along. A good friend of us all, Kent 
will conlinuc to make more friends and become a success in 
w liate\cr he chooses. 

"Kent'' 





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WII.I.I.WI SIIKiniAN DUAKK. Ill 

Ar.sTiN, Texas 

Civil Eiipn,HTii,K.AirK..n-,— I'livM,' 1. ('i.rp,.nil :i, S.TKranl 
■-', SicHicI Li,-Mlci.;ii,l I; l!;i.skc'll>.ill k Uas,-I,:,ll 4, :), ~l. Cn- 
CaplMiii 1; InliiiiiiMnils \. W, -2, 1, C.jiip.inv M.-in.-ifjiT I; 
Aincrirau Society cif Civil Engineers 'i, -i, 1; T'cxms Cluli k :i, 
Secretary-Treasurer "2, President 1; Monogram CInli t, :i. 'i, 1 ; 
Cadet Representative to Athletic Couticil. 

Texas is known lor many tilings, not tile least of wliirli is 
lier lamons men. We liave no doubt that another nainc will he 
:uMv,] U, that alreadv-long list, that of our own ".\[e Cool" 
liilly Drake, lake Texas, everything ah.ml Hill is l)ig— lli.il 
is. iwrything but the inches ami pounds c.iligory. His 
rrirri<lliMe.<s, .sense of humor and comprlilivc spirit have 
been displaved in every phase of radrl life, lie has also ."irried 
IheM' trails into the air as ,a M„-.vs.fi,| fivbov. .\bove all, his 
uioHirig smile an<l n-rresl,,,,:; ;,llih,.!,. louard life have made 
.■wT\ilimg iusta liltlebil .■.-isirr tor Hill and tho.se aronnil him. 
■]'li.,ngh we're sure li<- won'l ).eed it. «e wish the l,est <.f lurk 
lo this lirolher Hal and true friend. 

•■Hillv Willie- 



DONALD PATRICK DREEIJX 

Richmond, Virgini.\ 




Ci\'il T'^iginee 



lerv— Privii 
indClub;\ 



t'.i'l.i -I. ill, (, 



.\b 



.Minstrel; Intrai 



4, Corporal 3, Sergean 
nan Club; Officers of th 
Soeietv of Civil Engineers 
:-: Companv; Cadet Waitei 
Is; Clieerleader. 



With cigar in mouth and back in rack, Donnie staited his 
ireer as a VMI cadet. Through many joyful and unjoyfnl 
v'periences, Donnie has come to be known as the Comedian 
f The Class of '59. He has proven this with his many acts 
om every girls' school in this state to the State of Florida 



the Cllrislrnas vi 
camp in Oklahoma, lie i 
toward his dales. Donmc 
elassmates for his ever p 
..III, I,. .\.s we watch him 
"I'lcise, Donnie, no mor. 
of Civil Engineers profit 1 
the engineering worlil. 



aU.. 



,i>' nothing of 
11 for his good manners 
I.e remembered bv his 
an. I willingness to' help 



Ma 



III. 



ety 



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JAMES EASLEY EDMUNDS, III 

OXII.N IIlLL, M.\PVL.VND 

Ci\il Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, i, 1, Corporal 3; 
.\iiuriian Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard 
.Vssociation 1; Juflo Team; Xewnian Club; Green Hornet; 
Armed Forces Club. 

.lim came to \M] rea.lv to wf.rk and has done so all four 
years. He has learn. ■-! w.l! Il„. value ..f knowing there's a 
till!.- I,, work ;iii,l a Inn.' I., plav. Though appearing quiet, 
hisM-iiM..,f liiuiH.r .-.ii.l I..M..I fim.ira partv make him known 
1„ all his Brother Rats. Demonstrating fine leadership as a 
corporal, he rose through the ranks to the position of color 
private. Also, how many of us will ever forget "The Green 
Hornet" ... A nice guy to know, Jimmie will continue to 
make friends where\'er he goes, and he's sure to have a happy 
and successful future. 

"Jim" 





'-V/ 





English, Infantry— Private 4, Corporal 3, Regimental Snppl.v 
Sergeant i, Second Battalion S-4; Distinguished Military 
Student; Varsity Baseball 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1, Football, 
Volleyball; President Timmins Music Society; Armed Forces 
Club i; English Society 3, '2, 1; VMI Cadet Staff. 

Xever to be out-maneuvered by la femme, Ron brouglil tn 
^MI a nnifpie -;ense of determination which must assuredh' 
be th.- ..Mill ..I the "Windy City's" influence. Although 
bel.inuiiiL' 'iiiri.i..lly to that band of 'SSers, he has risen to 
a re.sp.M lal.lc p.i>ition in and around the barracks elite and 
maintains a record of some note there. Always to be re- 
membered for his ability to get along with tlie next guy, in 
spite of a few "colored" remarks here and there {where did 
the girls go.'), we are certain that this individual will rise to 
tlie occasion in any walk of life that he may choose. There 
is an old saying that "validity breeds worthiness;" here is 
our candidate. 

"Ron" 



.lOlIX MOKTOX EGGLESTOX. .IR. 

N'ORFOLK, VlUGINIA 

History, Infantrj — Private 4, -2. I, Corporal 3; IIist..rv CInl. 
3, '2, 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Cress C.inulry 
Team 4; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Canterbury CUil. 4; 
Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; Tlie "Three" Society; Intra- 
murals 4, 3, 2, 1. 



like Eggleston and was there ev 
)nc of Norfolk's finest contributio 
.s s|,cnl r..ur years passing fron, oi 

1.1 .111.1 hctic night life has requir. 
v.Mii.g Morton F.ggl 



required 
.\s a left 
ul ample 
of "The 



Was there e\er a iia 
a VMI cadet like Mort 
to VMI and humanity 
crisis to another. A coi 
much rest on the part 

bank student in tlie finest ti.MliliMii. M.irt li.i 
time for that good eld sack, \ .. i;..!:..' i.ilinl 
Jet," "The Liquid," and M;.i> li;.l.l«i.i. M.nl has never- 
tireless maintained a high ar.i.l.iin. si.nMlini; with ultimate 
plans to take the business world by storm. Not satisfied 
with a purely academic education, ilort made a trip abroad 
to try his Spanish. Alas, powerful forces in Staunton soon 
put a stop to these travels. Morton goes forth from VMI 
with many old friends and many new ones, determined at 
all costs to find success and good times, botli of which will 
most assuredly be his. 

"Mort" 



LEOX ELSOX ELSARELLI 

Portsmouth, Vihgini.v 

Biology, Artillery— Prix-ate 4, 3, 2, 1; Varsity Track; Otficers 
lit the Guard Association; Cross Country Team; Rat Track 
^ o II h. Rifle Team; Blood Bowl; Glee Club; Virginia Academy 
ci ^t lence; Tidewater Club; Archaeology Club. 

"The "Mouth" is the only remaining creature in his species. 
Netted in the Dismal Swamp by Dr. Carroll in the summer 
ot '55, he was brought to ^'MI for observation in biology. 
Ho\\e\er, grc.il pi'iyrcs^ li.is been made with this "Swamp 
Rat," and lie li.i- h 11 hi^ mark on VMI. In h's four year 
stay at the liislil.il.. h. h.ts mastered, among other things, 
track, the Engiisli hiiiun.i^c. ;iiid has been able to make 
many friends. Leon l..i\rs I., \iiigton to enter the world 
capable of success in iim^t any th hi. be it business, medicine, 
philosophy, or a quiet lite witli his Connie. Truly a Ijiological 
First! 

"Else" 




'y!!^tS!<*-' 



'V'lS'." 




^ 






ati- 4, Corporal 3, Si-rycMiit ■->, -in 
; History Clill) 3, •>, 1; Irilc-rliatioual Relations 
(1 I''or(vsCkil)3, '2, 1; Monogram Clulj t, 3. '2, 1; 



K,.<,ll.all -t, 3, '1. 1; H;iskclhall t: 'I'l'miis t, :i, J, Captain 1; 
\'ici- I'r.-siclcnt of Chi- "I '.".!): Itiiii; CMi.iniil hr ; Class Repre- 

soMtativo t<i Athl,-li. r,„iiHn. I!., Mil, Mr i:,! Cup; Doctor 

l)flaiR-y Footliall A»:n,l; Sp..rl> K.lil.ir ,,1 '.-.ll H,,mb; General 
Committee; Exeeuti\'e Committee. 

Happv go-luckv and carefree, but at tlie same time steailv 
anil clep'endal.le! 'This is John. Surely it would l.c most dilii- 
cult to Hnd a lietler athlete and fun-loving partv l.cv than llie 
■•Old Pro." He has l.een around and has had his kiioi ks 
Imostly at \'MI); but he has never lost lii.s casual ujamier nor 
his flair for the exciting good times. .-Vs a roamer of the 
country and a lover of just being "on the road," John has 
taken in many strange and "neat" experiences and given out 
with man.v P. X. tales, .\lthough never one to be depended on 



at a party (one 

four years John was the 

the chips were down Ik: 



knew what he was going to do next), for 

nan who ahvavs came through when 

liVon and on the tennis 



th on the gr: 
"Old Pro" 



h ( lul Vi 



IR.\ IIIBBETT l^kRIDGI IR 

PlUTTMlLE \HB\M\ 

-Private -4, 3, -2, 1; Intramurals \ irguua 
ice; R. E. Dixon English Societ\ Offacers ot 
iation; .\labama Club 4, 3, -2,' 1 Dajtona 
ed Forces Club. 



One ot the biggest disappointments of '5S-'59 was "Roach's" 
ulure to be appointed Regimental Commander. The "Swamp 

, ll ! luhl ni ran. if shne polish and lost il the second week 
I III I ll N II iihI iLiMit linlliciv.l |n lin> ^Mivmore. TllC 
\\ uii| Kil III hilHirnl 1111. In- tli.' lull. I' llial Jjolish doesn't 
1 iki the ui ui uid tho,se of us who know liini will agree. The 
r t one to get to a party at Stevesville and the last one to 
ne the Roach has made this place a lot more livable. 
I wt\er the Institute has disagreed with him on a number 

I I ! n and his well-worn shoes are proof enough. This 
111 I I i\c broken a lesser man, and for this reason, we feel 

lilt III ^w ^mp Rat will stand out as well as stand up in life 

II till ( ut ide 

"Swamp Rat" "Roach" 



EDWWKl) LEO E.\LE, JR. 

RiClI.MOXD, ^'lRGINI.\ 

( i\il Lupmcermg, -Artillery — Pri\-ate4,3, Sergeant '■2, Lieuten- 
mt 1 Distinguished Military Student; Baseball 4, 3, '2, 1; 
Intnmurrlb 4 3, -2, 1; Newman Club; American Society of 
Civil Engineers; Armed Forces Club; Richmond Club 4, 3, '2, 1 ; 
Cheer Leader 1. 

Four years ago a very unhappy individual came to \'MI. 
Trying by every means to escape, Baldy became so entangled 
in the Institute that he never got out. From athletics to 
studies to military, Baldy worked hard and made a mark for 
himself. At parties he was always there, whispering softly 
into the ear of some lady friend on the dance floor or quietly 
drinking citrus juices on the beaches from A'irgiiiia to Florida. 
Baldy, a one time hell raiser, has finally been quieted down 
and confined by a certain good looking nurse from Riclimond. 
Good luck in the future, Brother Rat. 






WALTER FEROXY 

^IiLFOKD, Connecticut 

Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private i, 3, i, 1; American 
Society of Civil Engineers; Baseball 4; Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1, 
Intramural Manager 1; Member of Officers of the Guard As- 
sociation; Bavarian Club; Yankee Club; Newman Club; 
Washington Club. 

In the fall of 1955, Walt came to \'-MI Inmi Yankee lan.l 
and, since then, is one of the few who hasr]'t yet been con- 
verted to a true Southerner. Walt's first three years at the 
Institute were spent behind the walls of Nicliols Engineering 
Building or behind a table at "Johnny's". But his last year 
here led him to new adventures, and he was soon known from 
Baldwin to Macon for his way with the fairer se.x. Walt is a 
true upholder of the "foaming suds," civilian clotlies, and 
above all "fair lasses." He will be missed by his Brother Rats 
when he departs in June, and \'MI will lose a true "first 
class private," but the outside world will gain a true "first 
class engineer." 

"Waldo" 



WILLIAM JAMES I'HAVEL 
Plain City, .Ohio 

Biology, Armor — Private 4,1, Corporal 3, Sergeant ^2; Track 
4; Cross Country 4; Officers of the Guard Association. 

Throughout his cadetship Bill has been one of Doc's 
hardest working boys. This has been indicated by his cur- 
rently high academic standing year after year. Although he is 
academically inclined. Bill has still found time in his bu.sy 
schedule to indulge in a few of the c\tr,n rnrrinilnr activities 
here. His honest, frank, .iii'l r.is\ ^nin^ tii.iiiricr make him a 
pleasure in anybod.v's ci.rnp.iny Keep ymir exes (Mit Ills guy 
Fravel; he is going to make uiiu ut the best doctors around. 



WILLIAM CLAIBORNE FIQUA 

Xnrroi K \'ll'riNi \ 



BloloM In 
Club 4 \ir 
mittti M I. 
1 1 idirs Ri 



-Private 4, i, 1, Corporal 3; Canterbury 
( ulemv of Science 4, 3, ^2, 1; Ring Com- 
^ Rifles 1; Glee Club 4; First in Company 
lourse Fort Meade Summer Camp; First 



111 ( 
ilk 



itu ( kil 



It I .rt "Weade; Distiiign 



■d Milila 



-Undent; 



' V part\ ' Where'' This is a typical expression that you 
will probablj hear from "Fuke" when the weekend rolls 
around E\en though he is an excellent part.v man, "Fuke" 
is just about the most dedicated pre-iiied in the Inisiness. Ilis 
accomplishments here at VMI acaticmically and iiiilitaril.\" 
are outstanding, but have gone uiinoliced tiirougiunit his 
cadetship Fuke leaves VMI to cntrr dental school, and 
it his reser\ed, hard working person:i!il\ :in<! m unl here at 
\ MI are in\ indication tlien we can .-..il. Iv ^;iy lli.il he will be 
one of the best "tooth snatchers" in Iki' pnifis-ioii. 

"Fuke" 





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KXigriKi. BKN.IAMIX MALAI.IS (.Al.ON, .IK. 
Sax Fuancisco. ('AUFOitxiA 




„■.! Milil 



M IiistiUito 
I Clul.4. a. ^ 



, I; Ar 



'vwaW \, I. Cnrponil :J. 
-MMrnt; UilK- 'IVam 4; 

n- rrs; Chess Cluh -2; 

.- (■|ul)a:()lliforsor the 



(luard Association 1; Hula Hoop Team. 

After finding liis way through tlie stnog of Calil'ornia by 
using his previous military training, Zeke eame to tiie Insti- 
tute to get a regular eoiiunissinn. Spit and polish came 
natural to Iutu an<l so di.l tiie rank that followed. At the same 
time that his stripes came to lum so did Father Jamison. 
He lias since set aside the burden of rank, but he lias not 
been able to relieve himself of "Jiggs." Even with this 
obstacle, he has managed to prove himself one of the best 
military men that has come out of the Officers of the Guard 
Association. Even though he faggs rats and roommates 
alike, he is liked and admired by all who have come within 
reach of his smile or his stories of soap bars and beer bottles! 

"Zeke" 



IVAX MSTISLAV GALYSH 

WooNsocKET, Rhode Island 

History, Infantry — Private 4, 3, '2, 1; Soccer; Armed Forces 
Clnb; 'Newman *Ciub: Murphy's Marauders; Officers of tiie 
(inard Association. 

When Jim left Siljcria antl got lost in tlie caves he swore 
he would come to VMI and take a pathfinding course. Ever 
since he's been agitating a revolt like they had in '17. When 
he eame here a clean, uncorrupted youth, he proved to be 
a real plugger, has done a fine job here and can point to a 
good record when he leaves. Ivan plans to go into the Regular 
Army after graduation and with his drive and ambition, he'll 
lie a ^•alual)le asset to Uncle Sam. Right now Airborne 
Hanger is his goal and he'll make it. He's coming tlu-ough the 
tlii(k of it with his best side showing. We wish him the best 
of luck always. 

"Ivan the Terrible" 



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LOUIS CHARLES GAPEXSKI 

Des Plaines, Illinois 

( hemistry, U. S. Marine Corps — Private 4, Corporal 3, 
Supply Sergeant '■2, First Lieutenant ('2nd Bn. S-3) 1; Dis- 
tinguished Student 4, 3, '2, 1; The Gen. James W. Moore 
.Vward 4; Floor Committee 4, Armed Forces Club 3, ^2, 1; 
American Chemical Society 3, "2, 1; Cadet Waiter '2, 1; 
Lutheran Club 'i, 1, Vice President 1. 

Lou came to VMI from a suburb of Chicago, bringing 
with him a Yankee spirit and a strong devotion to the Marine 
Corps. During four very successful years here, his spirit 
has been tempered by Rebel influence and his devotion has 
been temporarily given to the Corps of Cadets. Consistently 
liis name has appeared on the top of the list of chemistry 
majors, as well as on the top at Marine Corps summer camp. 
Upon graduation Lou will receive a regular Marine com- 
mission, and will be a part of what he loves. All we can 
say is remember his name; you will hear it again. 

"Lou" 




^Pi^^^ 





I'lv-iiR'il, Infantry— Private +, '2, 1, Cnrporal 3; Rat Wrestling; 
Xewnian Club; Virginia Academy of Science; Armed Forces 
<'lul>; International Relations Club; Intramurals; "Q" Club. 

.Iit!i'>. better known as Jake. lias been alile to slilne in 
. ^. r^lllilll; lie has done at VMI ilnrinn llie jiast lour vears 
lb ii:i- .l-iie well in his academics, lias been a good soldier 
.iiid li:is -liowed at summer camp tlie best of VMI. He is a 
good friend and a constant winner al parties with bis suave 
way with women. 

•iiilio has managed to be a liooii lo liis roommates and 
neighbors, and lias always nranaged lo show a smile when 
someone nec.Ied cheering up. 

When .lulio goes to medical school the army will be losing 

a g I li'ader, but the world will gahi a fine'doctor beean.se 

■Inbo I .in'l help but be good in anything he attempts. 

"Jake" 



IWII s VlTRFl) (,\RNF1T 

1 I bl 1 KbBLRG \ I tGINI V 

H I gv \rmor — Prnate 4 Corporal :i. Color Sergeant 2, 
I t Iieuteiant 1 \ ce Pi Icnl of Inlcrnational Relations 
Clul -issocnte Editor of I n Bi.mh (dee Club Virgimi 
\cidern% of bcience Cintcrl ii\ ( liil \imed Forces Club 
Episeopil Cidet ^ estr^ 



I I I 



11 ot 11)95 

I ckson \r 

II ith til 

I r r 

I 
k 



a cir from trtdericksburg \ irgini i 

h and out stepped Jim Glrnett Inn 

let r Mil ition to work hard nid I 

t tl Institute he has iclii \ I hi 



III. 



I ll 



ini his Brother Kil 

ilk fraud Kn Hill 

I In I <nt< 



KII^AI.l, WILLIS GEIS 

Ki\ KK.sint;, Connecticut 

('i\il Engineering, Marine 
Sergeant "2, Second Lieutei 
Engineers; Armed Forces 
Intramurals; Yankee Club 
Month Club. 



lite i. Corporal :i. 



CInl.; Blood l)r 



Whate 



Ro 



all decides to be, he is bound to be a success 
if he works as hard as he did here. He is somewhat a split 

Ijersi lily: a si holar and second lieutenant during the day, 

anil a harasser of the authorities after Taps . . . Anyone seen 
Caplain Blake's Crosley.S' 

Allhungh sceminglv serious, at times the Goose is anything 
bill. Wh, never his Brother Rats arc planning a partv. 'he can 
alu.ixs be counted on to be Ihere and help partake in Ihe 
b^liMli,-,. If hard work, hard play, ami the ability to make 
friends make for success in life, then Uoyall has no worry. 

"Goo.se" 







of m9. 




.lA.MKS SA.MIKI, (.ll.l.Krfl'l K, .lU. 





<i)iNG Mill, Vihgin 



Civil iMiniiiui-riiin, Arniui— Private \, IJ, -2, 1; Varsity Footl«ill 
4, :i. 'i, 1; Varsity Track +, 3, i, 1 (indoor and outdoor); Hal 
Wrestling; Monogram CIuI>; American Society ol' ('i\il 
ICiiginecrs. 

Wlien Jim Sam came to VMI from deep in the hills ol' 
Southwest Virginia he still had havseed in his hair. He began 
his career here with a hlazc and spent a t;n.„l deal of his time 
hugging uppcrclassMicn-s ra.lial..rs, l>,,.„.,,ii,- ,■! line sense ..t 

Inu -and a Irenieinhnis aliilil v I., .-i iLMir I,k « ;u nnr of evi^rv- 

thing, he has made himself quite popular u ilh liis Brother Hals. 
His many loves have carried him I'roui Lexington to Farnnille 
and back again, but the ladies never got the best ot him. .lini 
Sam has been an inspiration to many of us because of his 
numerous displays of keen wit and cunnnon sense. We are 
sure he will make" us all very prc.nd Ihal lie was a Brotlier Rat 
for the Class of '59. 



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KIHT .MANFRED GLOECKNER 

Richmond, Virgixi-\ 

Civil Engineering, Corps of Engineers — Private 4, 2, 1, 
Corporal 3; Distinguished Military Student 1; Football 4, 3; 
Wrestling 4; Track 4; American Society of Civil Engineers; 
Richmond Club; Cadet W'aiter i, 1; Whap's Swap Shop 3, i. 



This "Richmoml Plavb. 



to VAri with two thi 

l|..«,.X,T, il dldn'l t 



loi.L'lur Knil 1.1 IViill/r lll.ll ,lll lit lll.'.r ■■lurkv" Unllirli «iiuld 
lia\e to HMll nillil lie lilli-lu-il Ins cilllralMHi at tile Inslitutc. 

That is how Kurt's education began, and since then, with a 
lot of liard work, he stands in the upper sixth of his class. After 
\'MI he plans to go on to graduate school to study geology. 
Althougli Kurt's friends are ne\'er sure what he will be talking 
about acquiring next — a thunderbird or a yacht — they are 
sure that Kurt, with his f ricndiv ways and pleasing personality, 
will succeed in any walk of lilV. 

"Kurt" 



.lOHX D.WID GOODE 
Richmond, VIRGIN^.\ 



Civil I- 

Vlll.rir 

Di^hii- 



Air Force— I'l 



Ic 4, 3, 1, Serireant i: 
111 S.,ri,.|v of (nil Isim'liicrr,; ll.iiinr C.iiii Member; 
iii.lir.l Mililiirv Slii.lnil; \iiisilv lia.krlliiill t. :i, -I. 1; 
-am Cliil,; RirliiiKiiid Cliil,; Ollirrrs of llir Guard 
tion; Daytona Reach Club; Flight Instruction Pro- 



^ 



)' gram 1. 



In Scpfrmbcr. ll).5.5, a quiet, shy bov walked through 
Ja.k-nn .\i. Il iiiid into the arms of B. D. Ay res. Those who 

know l),i\r (i Ic realize that there have been some changes 

since that tla\'. .\long with these changes, this "boy" has 
matured into a sensible, likable man. His Brother Rats backed 
up this thcorv by electing him to the Honor Court When 
June, 1959, rolls'aroun<l. \-MI will surely feel the loss of a 
fine cadet but the I". S. Air Force will be gaining a splendid 
pilot. 

"Dave " 






EUC.EXE HOWARD GRAYSOX, JR. 

Uadfoiui, Viugin-ia 

llistnrv, Infantrv— Private i, Ciirpnnil :S, Color Sergeant '2, 
First Lieutenant' 1; Distinguislierl Militarv Student; Track 4, 
Sivimmirig -i; Glee Club 4, 3, Secietarv -2, i'resi.lerit 1; Canter- 
liurv Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Religious CouTxil 3, '2; Tiiuniins Music 
Club 4, 3, '2, 1; Archaeology Club -2, 1; Southwest Virginia 
Club 4, 3, 3, 1; Historv Club 4, 3, '2, 1; Armed Forces Cluli 
3, -2, 1; International Relations Club 3, '2, 1; Caihi Stall 
3, -, 1; Floor Committee 1; Ring Figure Party Connnittcc '2; 
Cadet Waiter 2. 

The Golden-Throated Grayson has given many long vears 
to the VMI Glee Club, culminating in liis election to its 
highest ciffice, president. Gene's many activities at VMI, in 



ol' which he has done exceedingly 
ndcd man and a valuable friend. His s]) 

won lor Inm the respect ot all One ol 
hill lound a home here. Gene has surp 
ml- I..T I. ning tin Institnti on pcrnni 

In uI .iI ^,,nl!nv..l \njiTni i ni. n 1 . i 



bespeak a 




!» Ihmum. . on. ol I 0.1 
til, cnihan world, we art 
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M.^iX GlGGEXHEniER, .JR. 

LVXCHBUHG, ViRGINI.A 

History, Infantry— Private 4, 3, -2, 1: History Club; Inter- 
national Relations Club; Lynchburg Club; Canterbury Club: 
Basketball Manager; Hop and Floor Committee; Officers of 
the Guard Association; Wrestling; Intramurals 4, 3, '2, 1. 

Max is just a plain country boy hailing frona, in, around, 
and all over the little mountain community of Lynchburg, \';i. 
After working in Florida for half a year, lie returned to the 
Institute in the middle of our second class year where he 
has bet'n working overtime on his studies ever since. 

.\ltliongh a history major at VMI, he has contmued lo 
bike 1 our^c^ ill Ci\il Engineering and plans to go to graduatt 
sclioo! [<i roll Mil iir these studies. 

M;i\ 1^ Olio ol I he few of us who takes ever,ything serioush 
and tries Lo do his best at all times. Due to his smcerit\, 
perseverance, and friendliness, it is a sure bet that he will go 
a loTig way in life as he has done here at VMI. 

"Max" 



DAVID Wl 1,1.1AM (iWVXX 

XOUFOLK, VlHGINI.\ 

fi\d Engineering, Artillery— Private 4, 3, -2, 1; Anicrican 
Societ\ of Civil Engineers 3, "2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, '2, 1; 
lidiwater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Cadet Waiter 1; Rat Football 4- 
Rit Track 4; Officers of the Guard Association 1, A ( o 
(,mdon Bearer 1; Little Gvm ComnnttiL 2, Monogram 
Minstrel '2, 1. 



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ngton 



Rat of all, and ccrtainh on 
at last brings to an end his four years in Ll 
iiv be casilv said of Rill that durnig the tour Mars iii 
hue have known liiiii he lias "worked hard, lixui bird, 
played hard." During the week Bill was laitlitulh a 
working "Injuneer," but come the weekend. Bill woiiM 
rsl out the arch to lead another de\astating itt.u k on 
will. Macon, or the Briar Patch A stiongir .hIm., it, ot 
oaniing .sud,s, the .let, the Big N, Southnn » oni iiihood. 
riiitv parties .and VMI never lived Bill will 1« a .i.dit 
'.I wiuther at a party or on the job in tli< m us t n, 

"Bill" 




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AHLINCJTON, \"ll{GI 

Clu'inisli-y. Air Fonv I'riv.it.- t. ( '..rpor,!! :l, Si.ppv St-.miiI 
■-', ('Mptaiii I; DistillKuisli.-.l MiIiI;ma MimI, ,,I, I(,,i li., -k,! I„1I 
I-; \';irsily Swiiiiniinf; :i. -'. (".:ipl;iin I, lire. .i. I,, .,1 llir 

11 ![■ Court 1; Amurii-Mii ( liniii.-il S.i.i.ix :1, S,-,-,,,,,! Cla^s 

Hcprcseiitative i. Vice prcsiduiil 1; Flyiiiy Inslruttioji. 

A higli level of achievement in all piiases of cadet life is oli- 
laiiied liy few; Boh is one of these few. Particularly note- 
worthy were his rises from a third class corporal to a first class 
captain and from aTi avcrafic swinnncr to co-captain of the 
team. Although Boh was aluays l„i.y dnriuL' his four years 
here, he always had time foi In, r:i\orih < iMlr:i\or, winning 
friends. His ever present siml. .nul |il. ii^m- p, rsoriality have 
won him a warm spot of rciiHinl.raiH !■ in llir Lcarls of all his 
ISn.llirrKats. 

Ii.il. In, Ids the standards of V.MI in high .slccm and lives 
ar, ,.r,lnii;lv. It is because of this that « c know that he will he 
a nnghly hue officer when he dons his Air Force Blue. 

"Bob" 



ROBERT SniPSOX HAUSER 

NORRISTOWN, PeNNSVLV.\-\'IA 

Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private i, 3, i, 1; Rat Basket- 
ball; .\rmed Forces Club; American Society of Civil Engi- 
neers; Officers of the Guard Association; Intrannirals; Gym 
3, '2, 1 . 

-\s September, 1955, stole upon Virginia, so did Robert 
"Simpson Hauser Septemiiers will come and go, but there will 
n< \tr be mother "Hans". This military genius from Penn- 
^\himi has completely foiled the Institute. By skillfully 
nt n!imii\(rmj a barracks window, and several post- 
al n li 1 h I, managed to get out of military duty for 
I III \ II ^ 111, 111. \v Boh has taken time from his battle 
"illi 111 111 litiilc lo acquire the uniquely southern arts of 
Uno belles md graeiousness." This versatile "gallant" 
dso knows well the roles of a "Steve Canyon" and of a Civil 
I ngmeer Perhaps his greatest accomplishment has been the 
mikmg of in unlimited host of true friends. Although Bob 
won his battle with the Institute, the South won the war 
beeiuse our friend goes North a Yankee no more. 



"Haus" 



RICHARD ADOLF HEIX 

OHLA.XDO, FlOHIDA 

History Intantrv— Private 4, 1. Corporal 3, Sergeant -2; Rat 
I otbill \rmed Forces Club; Lutheran Club; Leader of 
Murph\ s Mirauders. 

E\en after four years of the ridiculous life in barracks, Dick 
has not had enough His ambition is and always has been to 
be 1 Regular \rniy man. No doubt with the craving he has 
lor this form of life, he will be an outstamliiig olhcer through- 
out his lar.ir. Despite his efforts t.> est.ihlisli a German 
military machine in barracks and his minicrous escapades 
leading Murphy's .Marauders, lie has r..ini.l Iniir lo be a friend 
to all. The "Kraut" has . li..-. ii In, ivil, -I..-I.,. and a fine 
choice it was. X wish for all I In liappin, ,, in the world goes 
to Dick from the Class of '.j'.l lie will nrlainlv be a success 
in anything lie undertakes. 

"Kraut" 




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\ER\ON WASHINGTON' IIEISHMAN 

Mt. Jackson, Virginia 

History, Infantry — Private i, 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant '2: 
Aru..-,1 Forces Club 4, 3, i, 1; Tinimiiis Music Club 3, '2; 
liil.iiiili.inal Relations Club '2, 1; R. E. Dixou English 
^. I. I\ i 2, 1, Manzolillo Rifles 1; Metliodist Club 4, 3; 
lull niuu lis 4. Glee Club 4, 3, i, 1, Vice President 1; Bomb 
htaii. ActiMties Editor 1; Distinguished Military Student 
2, 1 Officers ot tlie Guard Association 1 ; History Club "2, 1. 



i way to this hall. 
Virginia. As chicl 



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Tlie "Digger" made 
«n hamlet in Norther 

\M1, preMdeiitanaonlvmemberoftheMl..bi,kMi„ ( liamber 
ol ( ommi-rce, \ ernon has lieen a smasliiiiK .Mirr,>,s. Tliough 
-Mt. .biikson may never 1)C rciiieiiibcrcd f(.r anytlniig else, 
it «il] go do\™ in the meiinrics of '.51) as the lionic of this 
HrollKT Rat. true friend, and all around "good fellow". His 
w illiML^iHss Im hrlp others, his sense of duty, and all conquering 
>riisi. ..r honor have won for him a place in the hearts of 
Hroiliir KjN, faculty, and all who have known him. Wliether 
he choo.ses the army or a chain of funeral homes upon which 
to rest his attentions, tlie sweet smell of success will alw ays he 
his. 

"Heish" 



DEAN JOSEPH HELPER 

Westerville, Ohio 

l^iii Irical Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, 
S. rijr;iiil 2, First Lieutenant 1; American Societv of Electrical 
Kri-iiHcr,; Rifle Team; Intramurals: Stunt-of-thc-Month 
< Inb; .\rmed Forces Club. 

Hailing -from Ohio, Dean m.ul.- \Uv p,,,pl ' Wcstcrvillc 

vcrv happv when he departed f..r VMI. Their loss was dcfiiii- 
nitely VMLs gain. While here at VMI, Dean, a man of high 
ambition, has shown outstanding qualities in leadership as 
working his wav up to first licuteii'mt Dean, like 



all Electrical Engineers has liad • 
.•iiid has done it in fine st\lc, l.iil i I > 
strain. Dean, \\c admire \our aniluti ii^in 
along with people ^^ e will ne\cr forj,cl 
helped to make our tour jears at \ MI im 
\^■ill forever be a friend and "Brother Rat 

■Demo 



ROBERT LARRIE IIOBsON 

Alex.\ndri.\, \irgim\ 



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I \ I I nil ^lii I III 4 i '1 |)is 
lini;iii,h,,l \lihl in ^lii 1 III i l!,l I II ill (, II f i ' 1 
InlrnniuniU 4, i ' 1 Ki . m OIIims \sso, i itl.ni \w ird ' 
licgiiiniiig Physics Vward 3, \rmed 1 orccs Club 4, 3, 2 1 
-\iiierican Institute ol Phjsics, Treasurer 3, Secretar\ ' 
President 1; Honor Court 2, ^ ice President 1 Chairmin 
Ring Figure Ring Committee Monogram Minstrel II ho s 
i]'lio Among Students in imencan Colleges and I nuersttus 



If so 



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t onrc 1 t^pKll \MI 
whit 1 \AII ( ukt shouhl he 
r iTMill uoiill I I I il.h rcstmbU R 1 IIobs.MI Bobs 
hicvcincnls, ji. I s. II ilit\ ind wi(U inflmiuc within thc-c 
1(1 stone walls is \ er} nearlj as well rounded as is Bob hiin- 
If. A native son b> adoption. Bob brought what he had to 
I'cr and gave freely to the Institute iiid liis Brother RUs 
Ike. He ha. liner allowed himsdf I li iiu - niiilnc iv d in 

III riiiiipliA r iliii ot ph\slcs as I n i- 

.■ al .lol > . r a class parts B I .^nil I i 

dali' li.L-. Ikiii 1 long-term projc. I m lln join 
etty and swut little gal named Lois. Best of 
■sf. Xo more can lie said, except . . . 

"There are three things a man must do 
Before his days are done; 
Plant a tree, take a wife, and 
Give tlie world a " 

"Bob" 



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WILLIAM .\L\VS IIOl.T, .IH, 

RlrilMOM), VlUGlXIA 

Clicmistrv, Artillery — Private 4, Corporal 'i, Suppiv Sergeant 
■2, Private 1; Riehmoncl Clul>; Newman Clulj; Cadet Wailer, 

Despite the fact tliat Bill's struggle to get out of \'MI 
wasn't what lie considered fun, we feel that he will make his 
mark in the world whether it be in the field of chemistry or 
not. He is usuallv the little "quiet" man Ijehinil much of the 
uproars in barracks. As a ladv killer, manv are left to witness 
his genius in this field. What makes Hill tick.' Test tulies, 
girls and fim! The fact tliat he can keep .Tim on edge and all 
shook up kccjis him h.-ippv. Wc know that Peggv, a certain 
prcttv lilllc blond, will never liave a dull iiiomcnl «ith tins 
bov around. The truth is that Bill has plenly ..f good conuiion 
.sense, and self determination and is interested in seeing tliat 
otliers get a fair break. Best wishes Bill, we'll read about you 
in tile newspapers. 

"Bill" 



PATRICK ROBERT HUGHES 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Electrical Engineering, .\rtillery — Private 4, 1, Corporal 3, 
Sergeant '2; Armed Forces Club; American Institute of 
Electrical Engineers; Wrestling 4, 3, '2, 1; Tidewater Club 
4, 3, % 1. 

Out of the swamps and tlie liayous of Louisiana, down the 
[Mississippi, tJirough the gulf and up to Norfolk where he was 
waslied ashore came the little red-headed animal. He finally 
arrixed at \'MI in the fall of '35 and e.xpected to spend the 
rest of his life trying to graduate. 

A military science major, he also found time to squeeze in 
music and poetry appreciation and many hours of horizontal 
lab. He also gets in a few minutes a week studying electrical 
engineering for which he has no interest at all. If electrical 
doesn't halt his colorful career, he intends to contribute his 
many talents to Uncle Sam. 

"Pat" 



THOM.VS EDWARD CALLIS HUGHES 

D.V.VVILLE, ^'IKGI^■IA 

Physics, .\rnior — Private 4, \, Corporal 3, Sergeant ^2; Wlio'.-i 
Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; 
Distinguished Military Student; American Institute of 
Physics; Officers of tlie Guard Association 1; Golf Team; 
.\mateur R.adio Club; Armed Forces Club; International 
Relations Club; Soutliside Virginia Club. 

Tom's cadetship has been characterized by liard work, 
a desire to do everything to the best of his ability, and a 
sense of fair play. Although he never wore stars, his grades 
were always good which accounts for those lights in the wee 
hours of the morning in the physics building. 

Always taking an interest in his fellow cadets, Brother 
Rats have worn a path to liis door for academic aid, bull 
sessions, or just plain friendship. 

Tom may not graduate in time to be on the first rocket 
to the moon, but one tiling is certain, he'll be on the second! 

His driving personality, sinceritv, and quest for knowledge 
will carry liim to the top in his chosen field of .science. 

"Tom" 




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.lOlIX WAVKRLY HTXMCrTT 
AsiiBriix. Vihginia 

Biology, Air Force— Privat.' i, -', 1, ( 
Wrestling; Track; Intranuinil^; lili 
Club; Virginia Academy of St i.ri.r; 
Club; Wesley Foundation; <'a<l,l St;il 
of the Guard Association; Distingu 
Company Clerk. 

From all over the state of Virginia hails John, or "Sugar P," 
as he is known to his friends. The majority of the Virginia 
cadets can claim to have had John for a neighbor at one time 
or another, for he has lived from one end of the state to the 
otlier. Somewhere duriTi^lii> I i;i\ .K, 1h' ;h (|uirc(hi ii ..v.tu lii^Im- 



orporal3;Rat Football; 
■ Club; .\niic(l Forres 
liihTnational liclatioli.s 
■;(mi,-t Waiter; (MKccr.- 
shed AFROTC Cadet; 



ig pel 



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unending stream of ji'kt-s, rniiaiks. and .-jougs dial he knows. 
This summer the Air Fon e will receive a "regular" who is 
guaranteed not to sweat anything and who can go to sleep 
at the drop of a pin, while IIca\en help the man who wakes 
him up. Whether in the Air Force blue or in his favorite old 
sportcoat, John will still have the warm good nature and 
determination which will guide him along the road of success. 



"Sug 



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THOMAS BENJAMIN INCK, JR. 

Kenbridge, Virgixi.\ 

Civil Engineering, Artillery— Pri\ ate -t 3 i 1 lootbillt J 
-.;, 1; Ba.sketbalU; Baseball -I; IntramuraK + J ' 1 \n» ri 
lean Society of Civil Engineers Ofhcers of the Guard Vssin i \ 
tion 1; Southside Virginia Club 4, 3, 'i, 1 President ol South 
side Virginia Club 2, 1; Dayton i Beach Club 

As most of us made our wa\ through Jackson \rch thit 
fateful day in '55, our friend Tom was already trying to bt it 
the system, and he has done an outstanding job of it in tin 
past four years. Although the Institute mter\ened seMnl 
times and the Kid found himself with the Saturday and ^^ul 
nesday Evening Club walking penilt\ tours Tom his Im n 



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gootl till 

football and studies and is one ol lli I « 
managed to stand in the top of tin I i 
little or no sweat. His compctitn* sjniit 
fun loving attitude will undoubtedly maki 
standing place in the world just as thej ha\ 
him in our r 



"KenbiiiU Kid 



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J\MES FRANKLIN INGRAM 

D\N\ILLE, VlRGINI.\ 

History, Marine Corps — Private i 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant i 
General Committee; Ofhcers of the Guard \ssociation, Prtsi 
dent 1 10.il) Ring Figure Committd \rmed Forris (liib 
Soutlisidr \iiuiniii Cliili; liil, in it i n il Rcl itluiis ( liil 
Archa,M|,,Mx- Cliil,; \V,.stiiiilisl.l 1 . II «sliip 7 «i;W;»/ St ill 
History Club; Bluud Bowl; WI.MB Club Intramurals 

From Southside Virginia, Jim came to VMI to set his ni ii I 
among those who ha\'e passed through Limits Gate and gui n 
their classmates a joyinis and lis iiiitnig Inendship Inn 
was never one to lu- a b\^t;iiidii w 1 ii s miething was going 
on, espeeiallv in a room lirl.ali i i 1 1 ip I . i girls school f)n 
one of the.sc'trips, a s«rrl ;,nd I nun (, rji i _' il . iptnrc d 

his llcarl and srlll.d liiiii A..^^u (In llil I« l^ I slid 

about Jim, lie r:i,i liini Lis l;ili iil I ii Minn. «l lli i it In 
the Marine Corps, red lint sp Its i, ,IKni_ Wliillui 
Jim chooses to fly in the JIarini. Coips oi go iiit I i\\ w km w 
that with his sincere and effer\escent pt rs iiilil\ In will 
alwavs be an inspiration to others and will (iitimU itt iiii 
the ultimate goals in life. 

".Jim" 








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\'<)l(KTO\\ N, \'lKGI\IA 

VW\\ \'A\ii\wvr\n'^. Arlillery— Private K ('(irpcnil :!. Firsl 
Si-r-i'Mi.t -,', C.iiipMMv Coinmander 1; l)i,sliii^;ui,slu.il -Military 
Slialciil ■-', 1; KrliKJoMs Council 3; GUv Cliil, \: A.mTican 
Socic'ly or fivil KiifjinciTs 3, 2. 1; CaiitiTJuir.v Clul) t, 3, ->, 1; 
Kiiif; Figure Committee i. 

They say that dynamite conies in small packnf;es, and 
Dic'k is no exception to the rule. Whether il he a hif; exam <jr a 
parly, Dick always handles the situation with the greatest ..t 
ease. lie ro.se to the rank of Company Coimnander. aii.l no 
<-onipany had more respect for its Captain than did "C" 
Company. A true friend, sincere in tliought, Dick will always 
retain a warm spot in the heart of the class of '59. 

"Dick" 



MICIIAKI. .M.Uni.X IHVI.XE, .11! 
Ft. B.vkeh, S-ms.\lite, C.\lifohxh 

Ci\il FngineerinK, .\rnn>r— Private i, 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant 
'.'; \arsity Rifle Te:nu 4, 3, 1, Manager 1; .1. V. Rifle Team 
Alanager '2; .\rmed Forces Club i, i, 1; American Society of 
Civil Engineers 3, -2, 1 ; Company Officers of the Guard Associa- 
tion Representative 1 ; Ring Figure Committee 2. 

Mike came to VMI as an "Army Brat" from Oslo, Norway. 
His personality soon won him many friends during his Rat 
year and before he could get into much trouble, he was a 
third. One of the "take life as it comes" set, his third and 
second class years soon passed uneventfully with the excep- 
tion of that ratefni Rinir Fiiinre ni^ht when his roving days 
urn- l.nMiL-ht tu ,■! MTcrrliinL- l.iilt liy nne "Miss Ann." After 
'""'■ 1""^. i"lil, hiiid wiiilci- ;iimI .ilriH.st as many hot sum- 
in,. rs, Mike has rraliz,.! In, gual- (innlnation. 

"Mike" 



LAWRENCE FORSYTIIE .JOHNSON 

Norfolk, Vikgixh 

I'rc-Medieal, Infantry — Private 4, 3, '2, 1; Varsity Indoor 
Tnirk t, 3, Outdoor Track 4, 3, Cross County 4, 3, 2, 1; 
\ iirnii.i .\cademy of Science: Baptist Training Union 4; 
TulewaterClub. 

Larry will graduate this June as one of the highest ranking 
Iire-meds. Surely no man at VMI deserves laurels more than 
"the Johnson." Not only in academics, but also in his feats 
on the track and on the cross country field, Larry has shown 
his fierce competitive spirit and strong desire through con- 
scientious and determined drive to be at the top. Larry is 
motivated by his will power that if something must be done, 
it should lie done to the best of one's ability. While at VMI, 
Larry has inspired many with his personal drive and his 
"a time to work, a time to play" attitude. This can be il- 
lustrated by his constant presence at late stud.v and at all 
class parties. He mixed work and play in perfect equilibrium, 
and came up with a well liked and well respected man. 

"Larry" 




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I'l II 1H()M\S JOHXSOX, JR. 

lil}\VOKE \lRGINIA 

lie. trie il Fnjiiiferiiig. Air For.r 



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1 ,', I'nsi.lont 1; 



\meri i Ii III iilc nl' I'.lr.ln. :il r.n-nMvrv. \"i. ,-l iKiirniaii 1 ; 

Distiivi" I I vriiori; (^,1,1, \:m,iin r..Mii,aii p. .-s, ■>, i; 

\irsit\ li ick Indoor and Duldoor 3, J, 1, Monoiiniiii Clul.; 
Roinoke Club Flight Instruction Program 1; II'Ao'^ 117(0 
imong Student'^ in American Colleges and Universities. 

Pete knew little of the VMI type of life when he entered the 
Institute in the Fall of ^55, but in four years he has come 



to belie 

Gifted 
early in 1 
outstandi 

selection 

national 

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• of the qualitic 

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all the A'MI system. 

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nt, strong cliaracter and guiding influence that finall\ 
brought to his shoulders the highest honor a class can give a 
man, the presidency oF the VMI Honor Court. Pete acceptcil 
the ri's|.,.ii-,ilinil\- of l.'iHlni-; ,.iir h,.ii,.r .\sl,'in with hmnljle- 
ness and li.i. .<i\, .1 , :i|ijM\ ami Willi .iiii-,rity. As a man ,)f 
ambili,.ii aii,l al.ilil^. r,l,- I, a~ ,l,iih,ii, Hal, ',1 again and again 
his leadership in all phases ol Institute life. If the world is 
looking for this combination of ability, forccfulness and 
determination to do his best in whatever lie undertakes, it 
need look no further. 

"Pete" 
.inSEPII CARL KASKO 
McKees Rocks, Pexxsyl\ anh 

Chemistry, Armor— Private i. A. -'. 1; U'lm U h t / 
Students in American Colleges and Unirersil i 1 \ i it 
Football 3, 2, 1; Varsity track 3, '2, 1; Rat B k II II 
Monogram Club 4, 3, 2, 1; New-man Club 4, 3, ^ 1 \ 
Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1; Honorable Menti, n •> II 
C, inference Football Team 1. 

With a head full of radical ideas and onllilnll I i II ii 

slang, Carl entrri'd the L'rav walls of 111,- IiinIiI iI III 

to cut a notch |,ir liiniM-ll Om- IliM iiiipr,-sM,,i l( 1 
lasting one. 11,- »as a Mi;l,l I,, li,-li,i|,!. Ini.l I II 

Rat line, with a br,,a,l grin ,.ii his fa,-c and li ur 

about his whole manner. The degree of his hcrcLiitss on the 
gridiron can only be surpassed by his loyalty to his manj 
fr' I I certain girl named Carol. Carl studied h ird uid 
tude t but he still found time for pi i\iiu ^ 1 
I k Ol 1 is friends. He has been a greit ii tl i 

I to mil \ of his Brother Rats, and wc ir mii 

II II e nderful success. 

"Schnupsis" 
\l UNF MONROE REEFER 

1 Bl RG \ IRGIVl 

Bi 1 ^ It tr — Pri ate 4, 3, 1, Sergeant 2 Distiivuisl 1 
Miht r stile t Tr k 4, 3, 2; Football 4, 3, 2 1 II A 11/ 
4 g "^i le t inerican Cnlleges and Un r I \ 

Presi lei t of Honor Count; Monogram ( liil H lu i 
Cou c 1 L\ 1 cl burg Club. 

\ er 

aero I from Lynchburg to \"J\II in tli I II I 



e e known as "Doc Kecfcr 1 \ 
from Lynchburg to \"J\II in tl 
55 s 1 II made quite a name for himscll li \ 

\arst II I ir years, Verne has been -i ^r I i 

for tl c t u O r tl rd class year Verne was ckcttd tc tl 
Honor Court and became First Vice President our first clis- 
year. The credit of having church in .1. M. Hnll is hrgeh hi 
to Verne. On.- lliiiiL: tliaf h,- lia> iiiaii;m,-,l I,, k | I 

is the fact thai l„- l- ,|llll,- a "mi,,u -man ■• \IiIh-iilI, ~, I, I, ,11 

.seen around s,l I n il h a :;iil, li,- inak,-. up r,,,- 1,.,| inn,- ,liniii: 

holidays mill w,vk,-ii,l,,. Nc.M year Verne goes t,. Wall,,., Ian, 

I,, , ,,ii!i ■ lii. slialy in medicine. In a few years if any of u, 

11,-, ,1 in, ,lh 111 all, 11 1 ion, I am sure that we will be able to fin, 
il in l.yn, libiirg al Keefer and Son, M.D.'s. 

"Verne" 





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(lOlilxiX WiMAX KKISKI! 

DlCWKH, Vnu,n\ln, 

Ilishirv; Miirinc Ciirps— I'rivMic t. Corporal 'i. Sfrgninl -', 
Sc,o,„l hioutciKii.l 1; Intnimunils \. ;J, •>, 1; (ionc-ral Coni- 
roilU-.- I; Aniu'd Korcvs Clul] 1, :i, •>. 1; Lutlierari Club I-, ,'f. 

t;<)rilo unmo to \'MI rruiii that niiU. high citv ot Dcnxcr, 
Colorado, with a mile high amhition. His main ^"al in Hfi' is 
lo he an officer in the Mariru' Corps, and we are sure that in 
lime he will, like \'MI graduates before him, become Com- 
nnindant of the Marine Corps. .\s the old .sa.ying goes, "The 
cpiiet ones arc the ones to watch out for!" The tactical officers 
should have kept this in mind, for whenever anything hap- 
pened to their cars or they found themselves locked in their 
room.s, Gordo was the man responsible. His warm smile, good 
lunimr and willingness to lend a helping hand have won hinj 
many la.^ting friends at VMI. 

"Gordo" 



,IOH\ PAGE KEilP, .IK. 

El Paso. Texas 



I'.iiL'li-h, Infantry— Private 4, 3, 2,1; Distin^iiis 
Olli. rr^ of the Guard .Association 1; VarMl\ I 
C,i,/,/ Start' 3, Contributing Editor -2, Start' 1 ; A> 
Biimm; English Club 3, Secretary i\ Internatic 
Club 3; R. E. Dixon Society l;'Texas Club 4 
Committee Muralist 1; Foxtrot Company Fi 



■d Shidciit 1; 

■ If \. ;i. ■-'. I ; 

..i.-il,. K.lit.ir 

lal Relations 

3, -2, 1; Hop 

d Representa- 



ntoitun 



idu 



The Kemp w Is one of thost ii 
V-MI iiot having the slight. -I ink 
Feeling it beneath his di_nil\ I 
inerel.y ingored it Curxm 1\ n 
ignoring people, he reilh hk. ^ ili, i 
licing one of the best liked ind k i 
pass through Jackson \rch \ltl 
serves to consist mosth of the ibiht\ to bilu 
anylhiiig on his .Inn p. ople ln%e l wa\ of Ix 

cli.iiiii' d ^iiid , rih M 1 b\ him If he can be left unbothered 

drink a Httir wmk, slioot par golf, and keep his love-lift 
nnicniplicalcd, lie uill be happy, and a guy worth knowing 



«hi 



ood men L\er to 

the itncal talent 

e practicalh 

const ^nth 



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WILLIAM BERRET KESSLER, .)R 

Montgomery, Alabama 

Electrical Engineering, .\ir Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sup- 
ply Sergeant '2, Captain (Regimental S-4) 1; American Insti- 
tute of Electrical Engineers i, 1; Distinguished Military 
Student; Cadet Start' 4; Deep South Club 4, 3, 2; Alabama 
Clubl. 

Kess, an .Alabaina-lired phenomenon, came to VMI \\\{\\ 
three things in mind: to get stripes, to organize an .Alabama 
Club, and to become a proficient electrical engineer. Judging 
from his behavior our rat .year, wc lost hope for this amazing 
kid, but he came back w"ith startling etticiency. .After ac- 
quiring complete satisfaction in all three goals, excluding 
the zippers he kept on his stripes for quick removal during 
rank make-over periods, he strove on to still further ^'Mi 
goals, although not military nor academic achievements, but 
rather amourous ventures at Southern Seminary. Bill's 
esses there have been the highlight of his career here 



the Institute. If tie can just get the militar.y out of his mind, 
I'm sure he will be very successful in the .Air Force. 








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KICKXE SPEXt'ER KIXG 

XciliFOLK, \iriGIXIA 

Ilisturv, Artillery— Private t, 3, -2, 1; R:xi Footl«lli Golf 
4, 3, i, 1; Wrestling -t, 3, '2, 1; Iiilr;iiiuir;il Wrestling -Medal i: 
Monogram Club; American Sueietv of <'i\"il Engineers 3; 
History Club 2, 1; Cadet Waiter '2,'l; Ofiieers of the Guard 
Association 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, '2, 1. 

Gene came to VMI and ran into college life with a smash. 
A confirmed engineer at first, he later decided the life of a 
liberal arlist was the life to lead. He can be found afternoons 



leading thi 

Gene has oftei 
couldn't do that. 



tlie hilt 
\'pressed his jihilosophy 



Bii 



be heai 
anil he' 

X.. v.,ii 



uuniblii 



.Inl I 



<l(. 



ladv 



in terms of, " I 
ng he can faintl.y 
You name it 
one of the boys! 



ig, "\VI 

nt thal's whal makes 1 

s been able to stop him yet though he ha: 
been known at times to slow down rather hard, especially in 
the \ifinity of Mary Bald^vin. A guy with more principles, 
determination and will to win could not be found anywhere. 
The future will hold many surprises for all of us but we feel 
Gene \von't miss in whatever he undertakes. 

"Gene" 



WILLIAM CARLTOX KIRKLAXI) 

Vm\"GU()\, \'lKGIXL\ 

Cnil Engineering, Armor — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4, 3, 
2, 1 Track 4, 2 .\iiierican Society of Civil Engineers "2, 1; 
(mUl St iH ' S(.ntlnvest Virginia Clul) 4, 3. -2, 1; Intramurals 
2 1 

Hi/ Bop I iiUL to VMI overlooked and overfed, and ma.le a 
liil with eNerj-thing except the EE Department. This soon 
bi( light a quick switch to the "Civil Boys" and headeii liiiii 
111 the direction of four years of sack with a minor in P.\ 
checks Although "Kirkie" whoofed down the coffee and 
" Colincloggers, ' he managed to become one of Big John's 
fust line boys, and one of the better linemen for the Big Red. 
He became famous for his cross country tours after games to 
see the only person in the state who could handle him — the 
.\liee. 

We wish him the best of luck in the future and may his 
dream of lia\-ing his own family football team come true. 

"Unmarked" 



THOMAS KLEMENKO 

HicksN ILLE Ne\v York 

Ci\il rngineering, .4rmour — Private 4, 2, 1, Corporal 3; 
\ lrslt^ Rifle Team 4, 3, 2, 1, Co-captain 1; Intramurals; 

Vnuncin Society of Civil Engineers; Monogram Club; 

\imid Forces Club; Ring Figure Mess Jacket Committee; 
( mpiin Food Representative. 

\\l 1 ll Ti hlute accepted Tom into the Corps, the Cla.ss 
nt J ) I of its most well liked guys. He had no 

com I t 111 Rat line, and needless to say, it came as 

quite 1 sli ,k lo liim. Through liard work and his ability to 
get along with others he has manageil to put lioth the Rat 
line and the academics liehind liiiii. His good work as a 
leader will not soon be forgolti'ii liy the inemlters of the 
Rifle Team. Tom has not lost sight of his responsibilities 
to the social world, however, and few good parties have 
slipped by him. Though small in appearance, we know him 
to be very big at heart and wish him the best for the future. 

"Tom" 




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I'cTii.K, Infiiiilrv- IVivMli- \. ( ■.,r|)..ial :!, Coloi 
S.r-rMiil MM. I l''iisl Sc'i-Ki':uil -I, CMptMiii 1; Riit Wri'sllijif;; 
Oul-hiiHliiif,' HOrC Cndcl ■-'; DisliiiKUuslR-d liOTC Cadit: 
lOJS) Uiiia ComiiiiUco; Aillcricaii Society of Civil Kiif;irn-cis; 
Westminster Fellowship; Rieliinond Clul>; InteriMtional 
Relations Club {sic) ; Armed Forces Club. 

Bill came lo llie liislitute from Powhatan, Virginia. During 
his R It \i II tliiK w IS some contusion as to who the Rat 
w Is who looMRd III 4tfl tiom the town with the Indian name 
II did net tiki lon^' Icii the foips to Kirn whit potc ntl d 
liill IihI 1I> iioI oiih shoH.ll Ihit hi hid „i. It poliiitid l.ul 
his (\, ill.d ill ill ol Ins niidiil ikiii^s 11, mil d»i\s l« 

Klllcllll.cKdassnlllcollL «llucnuhl IjL d, p, lld, d ,11 I. „, 1 ill, 

t isk done, how e\ei gicat it was Bill si in I In li m Ihi c\cs 
ol his instructors, military superiois ml In li smites 
\^hate^el load he ina\ take, militar> ,n il n llu liuli\\<i\s 
111,1 liN uiNs ,.l ( imI 1 ii„niiiiiiiu Bill «ill I,, I ludit to 
\ Ml liis,,,inili\ iiidhisSiiU 

• Bill 



].i;() ai,bi:rt kramkr, jr. 

Richmond, Vihginlv 

Civil Engineering, Infantrv— Private 4, Corporal 3, First 
Sergeant ■,', S,rg,aiit Major ■,', Rcginienlal S-4 1 ; Di.stinguished 
Military Stu.leiit i, 1; Ral K<...tl.all, l!at Basketball; In- 
lianinials t. :(. ■.', 1; First I'lair S,pla,l Conipelitiiin; Newman 
Club t, 3, -I, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, -1, 1; Armed Forces 
Club 1; American Society Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1; Military 
E,litor of Cadet; Chairman of Ring Figure Committee. 

This ivH liiiMiiiiI boy came to VMI with high hopes and 

aniliil ' wliirh he turned into realities. Those who knew 

Biidd\ ir^iKitrd, admired, and liked him for his intelligence, 
iiil,-Mly, anil friendly p,Ts,.iialil>- Alllinuuli I'oiisi-ieiitions 



; studies and 
) find tinii 
■it that Bndil 



.n>iii 



Hn.l.lv ahi 



to 



Klrhl 



id.Th, 



iiiilly ilispla.icd in.spirod many, 
I'll him to his numerous ac- 
liiture points to the sky in the 



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MILAN PIERSOL KRICKOVIC 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylv.^nh 

Biology, Armor— Private 4, 3, J, 1; Wrestling i, 1, Rat 
Wrestling 4; Rat Football; Track 4, 3, i; Cadet Staff; Virginia 
.\cademy of Science; Glee Club 4, 3; Officers of the Guard 
Association. 

From out of the ilarkest extremities of a coal mine shaft 
came the confirmed "Yankee" we call Krick. He didn't 
know why he came, but once he was here, he decided he'd 
have to take it. .After graduation this June, Krick will go to 
join the ranks of those in the meflical profession and part ways 
with the frieiiils h,. sn ,.a,iU n.a.l,. ,^lnl.■ -.liiig through the 
;i siii'ic^^ .litij- III' l,;,\<s just as he was in 



"mill." He will !«■ ,, snr, 

Lexington when' \h- uill ivniani in 0,r biinl i: 

Brother Rats, instnii tors, aii,l tcllow -wrestler; 



emory of bis 






ELDER LEE LASH 

PiniTSMouTH, Virginia 

Civil Engineering, Infantry— Private 4. 1, Corporal 3, 
Sergeant '2; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, ^2, 1; 
Intramurals 3, -2, 1; Blood Bowl 3; Varsity Wrestling 1; 
Tidewater Club 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; "F" Co. Officer 
of the Guard Association Representative. 

From the swamplands of Tidewater came Elder. During 
his third and second class years, Elder did well both aca- 
demically and militarily. He had one goal in mind, to become 
a first classman and graduate. Now after four years of trials 
and tribulations it is ratlier doubtful who is happier about his 
graduation. Elder or a certain little simtliern belle from 
( 'iiurkntuck. ^'irgi^ia. 



KAI.Pn DREBEX LAWSON 

(^■.\\TIC(.. VllfGr.VIA 

Civil Eiiiiincrriiiir, Iiifanlry— Private 4, 3,1, Sergeant 3; 
I'hihM.ii i,ia(lrr.s < uursc -2, I ; Officers of the Guard Association 
i; Cn-c;, plain Basketball Team 1 ; Basketball Team 4, 3, 2, 1; 
American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 'i, 1; Monogram Club 
4, 3, 2, 1; Baseball 4; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; Yob-ball 4, 3, ->: 
Summer School 3, '■2, \. 

The Ralpher came to VMI in 1955 with one goal, to become 
an officer in the Marine Corps. During his four years here, 
although not setting any academic records, he has done ex- 
ceptionally well militarily and athletically. He became <inc i>| 
Yob's boys and went on to make co-captain of the ba-.kr(l.,tll 
team his senior year. He is surely one of the most well likcl 
and well respected men in the barracks; and one can be quite 
sure that when the Marine Corps finally gets Ralph, they will 
truly find out what this VMI man is capable of. Sic semper 
fidelis. 

"Ralph*' 



WILLIAM (iARXETT LEE, III 
AlexaiNdhia, Vihgixia 

Electrical Engineering, Air Forci — Private L Cnrporal 3, 
Sergeant 2, Second Lieutenant 1; American Institute of 
Electrical Engineers 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 3,2,1; Wesley 
Foundation 4, 3, 2; Religious Council 2; International Re- 
lations Club 1; Summer School and Re-exams 4, 3, 2, 1. 

"Fat", the Air Force Brat, became a rat with nothing 
more than a can of polish and an eager attitude towards the 
system. But the change that came over him from the Rat 
who actually got called down for straining too hard, to the 
sport who skipped out of the obstacle course on the spring 
hike his second class year, was typical of his change of interest. 
Early in his cadrlNliip hi' became known as "Re-exam Lee"' 
but with firm d. immnilHiti he has stuck out the battle with 
the slide rule and with an additional boost from late study has 
conquered the E.E. dejjarlment. 

That all the world loves a fat man is very fitting for our 
Brother Rat, and we are all sure that the Institute's own 
Orson Welles will be a sure success in any endeavor he under- 
takes. 

"The Fat" 





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KI.-.-l,i,Ml KngiTurriiif;, Arlillcrv Private \. IS, -2, 1 ; Aini-riiMii 
liisliliil.-of i:i,.(tn(:il l'',iit;iru'i]siSii((ci ;J, -2, 1; Crnss Ci.uiilrv 
k lii,l(.,,r and Oiiia.K.r Tnick \: NVuiiiiir. Cliili t, :i; AniK-a 
Ki.rcTS Cluh 3. 'i; Iiilt-ni.-iliolKil Relations Club -t, a, '2, 1. 

\'.MI imist have hclil something special for Charlie, as he 
eamc half way aroiuiil the world to attend the Institute. We 
are eerlainly :;lad he made 111.' hi|i. Iiir he has been a source 
of many |ilr:iMir:di|,' iii.ihhiiN Imt ;dl «h(] knew him. Charlie 
studied liard In r.i.ikr ex.rllnil -ladr, in a tough EE course, 
i)Ut found tinu to ih>tiibule bi.> (luiie.se eliarm over many of 
thi- South's Hnest belles. .MlhouKh he was the brunt of many 
of his brother rats' pranks, he never let this disturb his 
rollicking .seri.se of hnnior. Keen though he will leave us in 
-Ume, our great loss will be China's gain. 

"Charlie" 



NOWELT, El'GEXE LOOP 

GWV.W, \'lRGIXIA 

Electrical Engineering, .\rtillery — Private +, Corporal 3, 
Sergeant '2, First I-ieutenant "l; Distinguished Student; 
Distinguished Militarv Student; Rat Swimming Team; 
ICAo'.v Who Anwnij s'tiulenl.-.- in Ameriraii Cnirerxities and 
f'ollege.i; Cadet waiter; XEB Night Owls; American Institute 
of Electrical Engineers, Secretary '2, Chairman 1; Hop Com- 
mittee 3, '2, President 1. 

From the island of Gwynn came Nowell (no connection 
to Christmas) Loop. Starting his career as a civil engineer, 
he switched to electrical engineering because he had "too 
much free time." Xowell soon liccanie mmiber one in double-E 
and has remained riijlil .il Ihe Inp. .V "natural" to the military 
lie also pursued this pha,, ,,| \M1 life and became executive 
ofttcer of E company. Besides being president of the Hop 
Committee and the AIEE, he was "present" for all parties 
and was welcome at ail social occasions. Nowell hopes to get 
into the missile field. It is our feeling that when he does, he 
will put this field in orbit. 

"Loopne" 



DOUGLAS EDWIN MacARTHI R 

Gheat Neck, New York 

Civil Engineering, .Armor — Pri\'ate 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant '■2. 
Second Lieutenant 1; Football 4; Varsity Football Manager 

3, -2, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers; Indoor Track 

4, 3. 1 ; Outdoor Track 1 ; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, Treasurer -2, 
President 1; Canterbury Club; Monogram Club. 

The day Doug left Great Neck the Corps gained one of its 



versatile 

hit'li 



Depi 
His personalit, 



lemliers. Being a distant cousin of the general, 
• l.iiHliiiL' laniily tradition to fulfill. Through the 
ilalhiM^ .il the Rat year and the Civil Engineer- 
il. Mai has made his mark at the Institute, 
e of responsibility w ill be remembered 



by his Brother Rats. As the 



Ldit 



the Armed 



Forces Club the past two years, his leadership ability has 
come to the foreground. Whatever Mac tlcciiles to do — the 
military or engineering — we are sure he \\ ill lie a success. 





IIVIiRY GREGOR MacGREGOR, JR. 

FiTTSBUHGH, PENNSYLVANIA 

Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 
i, Lieutenant 1; Indoor Track -t; Outdoor Track and Field 4; 
Intramurals i, 3, i, 1; Distinguished Military Student; 
Wesley Foundation; Armed Forces Club; Glee Cluli 4; 
Murphy's Marauders. 

Mac came to VMI as a pn.ud IVniisylvania Yankee. Ile 
adapted himself to the system and has become a strong 
advocate of the VMI way of life. He is the kind of person who 
doesn't put on false airs for anyone. He keeps his opinion to 
himself but when asked for advice or forced to commit 
himself, he'll give a sincere and frank answer Mac is a quiet 
sort of person who rallies at a job \\e\\ done, and tor this 
reason he does well in all that he attempts He held stubbornh 
to his YMiik.c uavs but it appears that iltc i Iiin ^i . hnli ii 
the S.iiillivni iriHii.-nce on his life will u< [ i III ii\ 
Johns..,,, til,' t;iil ..r his choice, is an anlwit \,i_,,i,,,, \ ,,, 
paths ,li\iili.> this June, here's hoping tlR\ uill .i , ^ i,i iii\ 
times in the future. 

"Mac" 



JOHN BRUCE MACKENZIE 

Upper Montclair, New Jersey 

Electrical Engineering, Air Force — Pri\ate 4, 1 Corportl 3 
Sergeant '2, Guidon Bearer 1; Intranmrds4 3, 2 1 \\est 
minster Fellowship 4, 3, '2; Religious Countd 3 2 \mern m 
Institute of Electrical Engineers '2,1; A\ 1MB Club Littl 
GymCommiftee'2;YankeeClub4,3,'2,l Ofhcersot the Gu ir I 
Association 1. 

A Scot by nationality and a Yank by locality, -Mai> sln.ll,,! 
to the walls of the Institute unaware of what liiy bit,,!,- him. 
He chose the innocent looking held of I'.lcctn.nl I'liL'iiic.riiii,' 
as his curriculum; it has licen a mighty strut;;;!. f..i liiiii. but 
with high spirit and sheer dcterniinatioii !,.■ I,:,^ :,i|\ ;,,i<-.'il 
forward. Rarely does he bndg.' ri-m,, his shi.h.s ,\,-,'|,l to 
write a letter to a very certain vi,in,i; l;,,K |,,vs.iill\ i',,!,,!!.'.! 
at Converse College. June 9, 'oli will I.. ;i l,;,|,|,.\ ,l;,,\ t.,i' M;,,-; 
he will graduate from E. E and return to hi.s iiati\r northland 
a proud, honest, eager young man. His motto, "One who 
knocks at many doors, but stops at none." 

"Mac" 



DttXAI.I) MacGL.\SHAN MacWII.LIE 

Fort Lea\"ex\\'orth, K.\nsas 

History; -\rmor — Private 4, Corporal 3, Supi)ly Sergeant -2. 
Captain 1; Distinguished Military Student; Intramurals 
4, 3, '2, 1 ; Historv Club 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, '2, 1 ; 
Canterbury Club 4, 3, 2, 1; PX help 2, 1; Far ■^^'est Club 4; 
International Relations Club 4, 3; Little Gvni Comniittce 
2; Barracks Fihn Club 4, 2. 



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school. At the completion of his rat year he was all ready 
to go to our "Y'ankee Trade School" but decided that VMI 
had more to offer him. Returning his third class year and 
switchin:; I,, a lTisti,i-v curriculum, he l,:,s l„','ii «.'ll ri-wiir.lcl 
for hi.s .11. .IN 1...II. iicademically an.l mihli.iiK, l..ni^ ,i ,lis- 
tinguisli.'.l iiiilil.iiy student and" a hii;li ninkii.;; .n.l.l ..lli.i-r. 
Upon gra.lilalmii Don will pursue a inllitar,\ career lii the 
Arm.v. lie will un,i,'ubtc,ll,\' miss the afternoon sack, from 
which nothing ran stir him, 'but he will find his life much more 
rewarding than his afternoon "siesta." 

"Mac" 




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Ill Kiitrln 
,•.1 Mililii 



■^iritry— Privali- K X i, 1; Dis- 
:; Anifrican Institute of Klcetriciil 
I.e. liDiird: Officers of the Guanl 
Iritraiuurals 4, 3, 2, 1. 



Associalinii; liat Fuotbal 

Ron came to us from the steel mills of Johnstown, Pa., h itii 
two goals, to receive a degree in electrical engineering an<l 
gain a regular oomniissioTi in the U. S. Army. His rat year was 
spent iin the fiiotliall lielil lint a hand injury caused him to 
quit tile game and eiinceritrate on the books. Ron's friendli- 
ness and persunality-plus liave caused him to be liked by all 
his Brother Rats. Ron is planning on a career in the Army, 
but with his drive, he should achieve any goal which he may 
attempt. 

"Ron" 



ERNEST LIONEL MARTIN 

NOIIFOLK, VlUGIXH 



Cor 



r;ni Cllr.lllral Sn,■l^l^ 
(ilee ('lul.; Class Ril 



il 3; Distin- 
idre; \'arsity 
rer 1 ; Ameri- 

F.inv, ( liil,. Ii.lewater Club; 
littee; Little G.vm Committee; 



\bi 



Tsed Clothing Store Manager; Cadet Waiter. 

Ernie came to VMI right from the heart of Tidewater and. 
a> is typical of all Norfolk men, attacked the Institute with 
unpaijillcled vigor. He has kept the vigor up through the 
viar- iiTiil, consequently, is one of the most aggressive cadets 
i:i (ill- I lass of '59. His concentration and enthusiasm in the 
rl;is^ini.Mi have given him a fine academic standing, and his 
ijun k wit and good humor have given him many friends. 
KiK.wii .IS a "ladies' man," he has been touring the girls' 
-cIkhiU i-\-er since he has been here, but as yet, he hasn't 
Imiiih] tile right one. His easy-going manner, no matter how 
difiicult the situation, will make him a great success in later 
life. 

"Mole" 



JOHN LOUGHEED MARTIN 

Wheeli.vg, West Virgixi.\ 

Electrical Engineering, Artillery— Private 4, 3, -2, 1; Football 
4; Wrestling 4, 3, '2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, -2, 1; Newman Club 
4, 3, -2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 1. 

At present, John is an electrical engineer from West Vir- 
ginia, but God only knows where he'll end up. But wherever 
it is he'll find a way to mix business with pleasure. Currently, 
his first love is ice cream, but he's still holding back a little 
atf'ection for a certain blond who hasn't shown up yet. He 
set an example for the fair sex a couple of years ago by trim- 
ming oft' i5 pounds so that we might hold do«n the 167 pound 
slot on the wrestling team. "See, girls, it just takes a little 
will power." His ridiculous cackle and warped sense of humor 
will be missed by all after graduation. 

"Jolin" 




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noKEH'i' .jamp:s martix, jr. 

Newark, Delaware 

Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 1, Corpf)ral 3, 
Sergeant ^; Glee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; 
Westminster Fellowship; Lutheran Club; Religious Council; 
International Relations Club; Armed Forces Club; OGA. 

Bob Martin hails from Hockessen, Delaware. Though we 
<lnri't know anything more about Hockessen than what 
.Marty tells us, we do know that they sent a good repre- 
sentative to VMI. 

Bob wasn't on any bone-crushing atlilitic tt-ani, l)ut ]y 



could alwavs find him 

rhalli-imr h'iiH i.n Ok 

Thr lllllr uviii lii; 
hl>..lllv.,l„:. ri,..;;l 
lur theuln.-l l..vr. Ii 
that Bob loved llir i 

Bob has Hmk..! 
but it will \,r his 



?adi 

dirl I, 



llt-d.. 



dared 



ol,- liini through his 



. ri .Marty's love, but it wasn't 
nil I he type of guy they wanted 
le tried chicken by the fireplace 

ng his term at the Institute, 
and pleasing smile that will 



UMLS lOSEPH MASOTTI 

I I "\ New \ ORK 

( nil Fngmeenng Int uitr\— Pri\ ttt 4 (<irp<iril 3 Sir^i uit 
' (iptaniS3 1 Intnnnird UitSmmriiMV < )ntst iiidin„ 
Rej.nnental C nlet Ln^niK r— Ordn im i Sniiuiu i ( imp lort 
BeKoir \i U h„ (I An Im ./»; s/„,/,„/ ,,, l„uri,ati 
Colleger and I niurutu^ Ilr id t idtt \\ iltir Uld Curp^ 
Rod &, Gun Club ISewman Club 4meric m Society ot Cnil 
Engineers Hop Committee Distinguished Militirj Student 

LittU Modrab appeared on the scene at \ MI in the tall 
ot oo \Mtli his snOH slio\el in hand but he soon found himself 
in 1 hnd ot Minshine ind run and put iw i\ his snou sho\el 

Inn IS I mmI ,n_iii, ,1 IliiuiiJ 1 Ihrongh iii.l , xui skips 

uitli In^ lid. ml. 11 III, |.ill .« II. .lid not « llktlilon^li tlu 

ii.li il lu I .. III,. I lilll. .Ill uilli I bi^ sniih » il.li.d him 
prot,rtssl,„iii il„ul\ 1 II 1,1 I .K.ii.nis InsI .lissinin Dining 
tins progression he txulK.I iii Im.iIi i. i.I, iiii. , iii.l mil, I n\ 
becoming the eagle of the lie giiiic nl il Mill m.l ils., . In. I 
cook ind bottle wisher tor till imps Wliil.v.i Inn di.i.lis 
to do iithtr inmdltirN or c nih ui liti luuillbi ilugsucicss 

.Inn 



MICHAEL "iVILLIAM MALPIX 

( 'llAHLOTTESVILLE, ViRGIXIA 

Civil Engineering, .\rmor — Pri\ itt 4 ('.irp.iril 'J ^. r^. iiit ' 
■-'ii.l Lieutenant l;Distinguislud studi lit ( -' 1 1 )isl ni,nisli, d 
Militarv Student '2, f BiskitbiU 4 i r i, k t 1 . iiiii, 1 
MacKennie Long Jarman V« iid 4 \1muMimi (lis, .it 
•41 Award i; President ot ( lass 3, .', I Prisiduit ot (.. ii. r d 
and Executive Committees 1, American Societ> ot Cnil 
Engineers 3, 2, 1, Seeretar> 1 Commanders 4, 3, 2, Directm 
1; Ring Committee 2; English Society 1, Wlii>\ H hu itiHiini 
Siudenis in American Colleger and Unuer^ifn^ 

With a face that only a mother could Iom in. I iiim.mis 
energv cqnnlli-d liv none Mike AI lupiii r imi to\Ml 1 Ins 
energ\- li.i, siisl;iiii,'.l him throiurli Imii ,\,ntliil \. us lli. 
"Stoii..«;ill ('liin" has h.l tht Stoii, « ill ( hss d.,«n I. mi 
Stoops I In-.. null, lisgiare, not ami riN.ilutimi to ultimate M<ti.i\ 
overall. 

This versatile C. E. with a fanatical talent and appreciation 
for cool sounds, fine literature, partuulirK thit ol the "Barn 
of Old Catawba," and for lite its, II his insli, ,1 thiough 
academics. Institute politics and class . :il.islr.i|)li.s. swi-eping 
all before him. Who can fail to rem. ml.. . Ins silver-ti.ngned 
oratory during our ninmriits n, .Ijsnjii, ..I thirds when he 
lifted us from the depths ..!' .1. -i>:Mr, ..i llie frank advice to 
Brotlier Rats and Institute ..Ili.inU nlik.- which somehow 
made the most complex problems sc^ni simple. 

"Mike" 




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All-: 



I?i„l,.Ky, Artil 

1; All-Soulh, 

Bin Fiv,- 'IVa 

'IVam; IIoiiorMhl.- Mriilioi. 

Sludcnta in Ameriran I'ollcn 

Secretary and Presi<ii'nt. 



!, 1; Varsity Footliall, +. S. -2. 
!■ Kni.llmll Tram; All Vii-iiiia 
■II <-olilVMVllce Schclastic F(,..tl,all 
All AnuTican; l(7/„',v H7m .lm,„„, 
v and Cnirmitie.s; .Xewjnaii ( 'luh. 



lllr.l I.I- ,L 



I the coal inin.- nj- I', n.i-.vh .u.ia aii.l 

II the direction ..I lli.' I ii,l iliil.' .Iclrrmnicil 

i.. I.I ■ ,. ijr.Ml success. From llir \vr\ -larl ".■ kiirw Ihal 

Mar xva, .lillnviil from the average Kal al \ -M I | k.ss il.lv 
l.rran.. lie walked the Hat line lor two months in ulnte 
1.11. k~' l!ul he further |)roved our suspicions were true l.y 

l.i'i nm not only an academic honor student in his pre- 

111. .li. ..1 -hidi.'- and a leader in the class, but by becoming one 
..I ll., ui. ..I. ,1 hn.inen in VMI football history. 

.hni, will. lii> .(indjination of brains and brawn, his wonder- 
tiil personality aTid his modest and unassuming manner, has 
left an indelible mark on the Class of '59 and tlie Institute. 
We expect to read great things about him in future editions 
.Vrneriean Medical .Journal. 



th( 



Historv. Tnfa 
Student; Hal 



■Ma 



ROY <;il,HKliT MrLEOI) 

\'lNTON\ ViRGIXIA 

vatc i. 3, -2, l;ni,stinguished Military 
; Westminster Fellowship; Hop Com- 
littee and Ring Committee; Armed 
ic Man; Glee Club; Intramurals 



,.r,v. Clni.; M..od Ml 
2. l;H.:liyi..usC,,uncil. 

The "Mist" left the hard cruel life of a coed college to 
1 ns in our phish world of the Institute for a fine year as the 



■playboy" of the Rat line. We h; 
reason l..r Ihi-. l.ut we are certain 
lie ha- nii].r.>-.-.l everyone with In 
He kne« uhen In laugh as shown I 
certainly knew when to study as sli. 
earned so nnuiv furloughs tor scr\' 
lie leaves, the Institute will (.we 
friends, of which there are so man\ 
Rat the best in his life ahead. 

"Roy" 



erstand his 
in,.l.> that he did. 
nahl \- and energy. 
.all \ spirit, and he 
ln.'i;ra.l.>. He has 
l..,n„.l ll.al when 
.■k.'n.ls .\11 of his 
to a great Brother 



PK.VHSOX niDLEY McWAXE 

MiLAX, Ohio 



I K. tiK ll Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 1, Sergeant ^2; 
' .ini|)in\ Scribe; Floor Committee; Glee Club; Amateur 
li alio < lub; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; 
Hiiig Figure Little Gym Committee; W^estminster Fellow- 
ship, Distinguished Military Student; Omega Gamma Alpha 
(oral), Stunt-of-the-Montli Clnb; NEB Night Owl Club. 

\lthough Pete came to us from Ohio and is a true Yankee, 
w( could not hold this against him. Well liked and highly 
thought of by all who have known him with his ready wit 
Hid Knlli ml niiiid, he has come a long way up a mighty rough 
loid mil \\i' know he has a very successful career ahead of 
linn \ll li.iiii:!. Fele usually had his mind set on the military 
salt ol hie, he (|uiekly came to realize that academies were 
more important and has done an outstanding job. We will 
never forget his wit and his ability to make one smile in a 
tinie of despair. We'\-e admired him, looked up to him am! 
will never forget him, for he is truly a friend and Brother Hat. 

"l*. Dangerfield" 



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DONALD OTTO MESSXER 

Naugatuck, Connecticut 

Ci\'il Engineering, Artillery — Pri\'ate 4, Corporal 3, Supply 
Sergeant '2; Intramurals 4, 1; American Society of Civil Engi- 
neers; Westminster Fellonsliip 4, 3, i; Yankee Club 4, 3, '2, 1. 

Don arrived at VMI with high ambitions and a firm set 
of standards. Having faltered a bit academically, he rose above 
this "Waterloo" and now has hit a solid stride. His am- 
bitions are now in sight while his standards remain fixed, as 
c\'i<lcTi(ed by the fact that he will be known as the man who 
boiic'i his roomie on Penalty Tour Road. 

I''or three years, Don laid siege to Southern Seminary, 
.■dihougli at times diverted to various other girls' schools 
ill tlie area. Altliougli not an immortal al :iii\ of llicse in- 
stilutions, he lias upheld the honor of VM 1 ,ii ,ill ..f lliem. 

When Don goes out to face the cruel woriil, he laut lielp 
but carve a small niche in it because of his strong desire to 
rise to the top, just as he has proved at VMI. 

"Don" 



.MARVIN LUTHER MYERS 

.XojtFOLK, Virginia 

('i\'il Engineering, Armor — Private 4. 3, 1, Sergeant '2; 
Siunmer School 4, 3, '2, 1; Rat Footliall; Rat Wrestling; Base- 
ball; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Vice President '2; American 
Society of Civil Engineers 3. 2, 1. 



"Ik 



VMI 



1.1 with 



talk 



out tlu 



Marvin was another one of the N< 
four years ago, and he has come tlimi 

Marv, with all his problems, or so 
manages to come out on top, and lie < 
a smile and hello for everyone. 

'i'lie tales of his love life are numer. 
smiles whenever he feels the urge to 
happens oiiee or twice i)er day. 

AI;ir\in is a representative of various summer schools 
lliroiiglioiil \'irgiiua which shows his determination to be a 
('i\il l-hi^'iiieer. He is also a representative of Stevesville and 
iiiany girls' schools which likewise shows a determination of 

But one thing is certain, no matter what walks of life the 
Marv enters, he will always do a hue job ami be sneeessful. 



HUGH LEE MILLER, JR. 

Webster Groves, Missouri 

('i\ il Engineering, .\rtillerv — Private 4, Sergeant '2; American 
Soeietv of Civil Engineers; Rat Wrestling; Glee Club; West- 
iiiinsl.T Fillowship; Yankee Club; Officers of the Guard As- 



llinjli, that jcllv little IVIIinv from Missouri, entered the 
Institute with a lot of hope and a helluva lot of aflviee from his 
alumnus dad. He managed to win instant and lasting fame 
by the ability to whistle through his cars, a feat which re- 
mained a constant source of htnnor to his Brother Rats and 
an ni.Nulvrd piMblriii to his inst Ml.l,,rs, HiimI,'. flunirv with 
bop l,-,lk li:is i,U,i l,r,.|i ,■! «Mii,l.r 1,1 us ;ill :is urll ;is (,, many 



-hi" 



lb 



III l,,|ks «l„, li,- 



il.-llil 



I .line. Hugh, 

iiii.l partying 

■,:;l.i miss your 




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I'llll.ll' THOMAS MllJ.KIi 





Clioiiiisti-y, rnrMiitrv I'rivMl.- t. :i, 'i, 1; AiiUTicMii ( lii-iniiMl 
Society; Golf; Swiiiiiiiiiif,'; M..ii<inrimi Club; (ili-r Clul. \. 

Flip, originally a iiK-riilHT ..I' the class of '58, left \'.MI in 
his second class" vcMM l<. aU.'ii.l Johns Hopkins rnivcrsitv, 
ivtuniin- to VMi tlic I'oll.nvinK year. He came here as a Rat 
thinkiri}.' the iiiilitaiy life uoi.hl not he too ililhcult. Since 
then he has , haiif;ed his niiml and lias settled do\yn to be- 
eonnnu -m (c-^lul ill his academics and an asset to the 

swinit ^ ir.ini as well. Loyalty, sincerity, honesty and 

intelbpiHc rniil^c liim a well rounded young man, leading 
to that ol'tiii Used word, success. Our best wishes go witii 
you, Flij), ill aii\' ciiilca\(ir >'oii may undertake. 

••Flip" 





(iEOIUiF IIKXRV MITTFXDORF, .JR. 




.\tl.\xt.\, Geohgia 


Civil Knginceriiu.' 
:), ScPijeant -'; 1 )is 
Team; Fh,..r ( on 
1; Cliairman ■.51) 
Gym Committee; 
•2, 1 ; Officers of tht 
Fngineers '2, 1 ; V>^ 
Club '2, 1. 


Corps of Engineers— Private 4, 1, Corporal 
iin;iiislied Military Student; Rat Swimming 
niitlee t; Ib.p ConiiiiitteeS, i, 1, Treasurer 

HiiiL' i-iiiiire C niittee; Chairman Little 

Ciiiilrrl.iir\- (lull t. :!; Ariii.'d Forces Club 

Ciuid \,.r,rK ii:Aiiirn.,ii,S.,(ietvorCi\-il 

e|iS.iiilli Clul. X.Wri. 1; Stunt of tile -Montli 


George came tr 
He had many adi 


V1\[I a proud rebel from the deep South, 
lirable aspirations, and has worked hard to 



achieve Iherii I hr..iiL'liniil hi.s ciMlrt.sliip. He is an ardent 
believer ill the diss ^\^u-n\ jiihI Ih.' VMI way of life. Because 
of these beUel.s, he ha.s always uphehl the standards of the 
Corps. George's academies were of foremost importance 
to him; he has spent many hours at late study in order that 
he might excell. However he was rarely so involved in his 
studies that he would pass up an opportunity to exercise 
liis wit and cunning ability to baffle the Institute with some 
seemingly impossible scliemes. Contrary to normal circum- 
stances, George will graduate from V]\ri engaged to Bunny, 
his high school sweetheart. 



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JOSEPH TRLMBLP: MONROE 

Staunton, Virginia 

Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Supply 
Sergeant !-2, Captain Regimental Band 1; American Society 
of Civil Engineers; Floor Committee 4, 3, ^2, 1; Flight In- 
struction Program 1; Guard Mount Band 4, 3, 2, 1. 

The great lover from "North of the Nile" came to VMI 
on a kiss goodbye and an I-will-return-every-weekend theory. 
Joe's famous Saturday afternoon class of homelife in Staunton 
style made his studies r\(( ml ;in rnldihonal six weeks, but he 
pressed forward his nnhlary Icuhrship iiLto Band Company 
Commander. The junior tlylioy ci\il engineer, whom many 
believed to be a well-loved track star, often ran us on and oft' 
the hill with his magic beat. Joe, a Hop and Floor Committee 
mejiiber for four years, had the highest party attendance in 
the corps — 100%. His chief desire is to be a pilot. Into the 
air, Junior Bird Man! 

"Joe" 





Kn-lish, Armor— Private i. -i. 1. Corporal 3; Oistiii; 
Stuilciit 1; SwimmiiiK k Inlnuiuirals; Arincd Furrr 

•.', 1; Inlrniatioiial lii-lalions Clul.-i; R. kr Cliil. t. :i, •,', 

l.illl.' (ivn. Riim Fiyur,' C littc.'; B.imk s|;,i1 i,-,rra a.lv, 

tisiiiK MauagLT) ->, Assotiatc Editor 1; Ofiicws ol the- t.ua 
Association; R. E. Dixon English Society, President; iVhi 
W}w Among Students in American Colleges and Universiiii 



Tn the 



)Ti of "Wats" a new and strange character sol 
\'MI scene. He can most easily be recognizee 
ntstanding feature, the nose. Watson's natura 



M.ke, hot h. 



St ofte 





coiiiiri;; Ir.iii ,■ of llir rnil.iN .if ■' I'l'Tiniiiiic a, tiMt\ \l«.n 

tl„- lirsl l.i U-'AXr l.iniitv (.air, lirliin.l oil u.i kinds li, n, ^, 

missed a g i party with Iv \\ in uiu- liaial, and a »..ir.an i 

the other. Amazingly enough, he has been able to combni 
this zest for fun with outstanding academic prowess S 
much so, in fact, that those who know him feel that he po- 
sfssis the proverbial horseshoe. Needless to sa>. W.itso 
«dl go tar either in trucks, in law or as the chief iiispn.ilio 
loi Playboy ' magazine. 



W 11 11 VM rilO.MAS XKHRASK.V 

MoIiUELL, PeNNSTLV.\NI.\ 

( nil rngnieenng. Artillery— Private -t, Corporal 3, Sergeant 
' 1 H iit( 11 nit 1; Distinguished Student; Distinguislied 
Militii\ stai.lmt; Fnotl.all -t, 3, i, 1; Track 4; Outstanding 
RO 1 ( < id( t Award ^2; Monogram Club; American Society 
of ( i\ii I ngincers; Newman Club; Wliap's Swap Shop 3, 2 

' Big Bill, in his quiet, easy going way, came to tht 
Invtltuti dttirmined to make good. It didn't take long tor 
him to sliow Ins ability on the gridiron, as he assunud tlu 
loll ol cpurtirbackforthe "Big Red. " Next came his uhiot 
nil tits both military and scholastic, honors whicli wert not 
I isih earned, but took hard work and were well deser\ed 
\\ ith his determination and likable personality, he will always 
sill I ted m his endeavors. Looking tow^ard the future. Bill's 
phns pumarily include a young lady named Connie. We wish 
Bill all tlie happiness and success that he deserves and that 
we know he will attain. 

"Bill" 



PERCY CONWAY NOWLIN, III 

Petersburg, Vihgini.\ 

History, Infantiy-Prixate -I, 3, '2, 1; Rat Cross Counti\ 

Indoor and < )iild < r"ss Country Manager 4, 3, 2, 1. Cuilil 

Sports staff :!, •.', Sp.nls Kdifor 1; Armed Forces Club 3, '2. 1 
History Club; Ralini.Mi.l Club; Sports Staff Bomb 1. Flight 
Instruction Program. 

Buzz "ABC" Nowlin, the one and only Petersburg flasli, 
strolled unnoticed into the colorful setting at VMI onh to 
leave with a thundering roar of achievements. Through flu 
years. Buzz could lie found at one of two places, at a rip 
roaring jiartv ..r l.iiniiiiu llir iiii.lnidil "il in Smll Shipp Hall 
Th.-.V' II" l,!'ii,-rvr,l lad Is kiM.uii f,,, 111- alulilv 1,1 I lima si,™ 
jiartv into a shiiidi- llial >i.,iiM makr Manli (.ras k„,k t inii 

On illr i.tlii-r liali.l. Iir lias spr irli of Ills tllllr trMllg I" 

aid all athli-tlr teams and otlicr nrgaiiizatiolis in then stiiiggl, 
lor belter roiiditioiis. Buzz has proven himself lo be a hard 
woikiiii; shid.iil and a line man with whom all his Brother 
Rats and rrini.ls are proud to be associated. He will always be 
ri'iiiriiiliriiil Imi his scintillating personality, but even more 
ln-ranse lie lias \irr\\ a true friend. 

"Buzz" 







^V^'Sl"' 




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WILLIAM iiam;s old, ,II{. 



C'k ANKf 



Nkw Jehse'i' 



tv Swii 

Nil IW 



I ■i; 



KiikHnIi. Ailillciv iVivM,. L 1, C.irpc.nil 

It. v.. ])ix,)ii KiiKlisli Si..iilv; (■(,-Cm|)Uuii. \ 

Tciiiii; TIIK VMI CADKT Stall'; IiiKiim 

Club; Give Club, Busiuoss Manager; lll.jl) Hiii_K KiMuivCcru- 

inittee; Canterbury Club; Episcopal Cadet Vestry; Yankee 

Club; Secretary, Officers of the Guard Association. 

I''roru New Jersey, Bill came with a long line ol' \'MI 
trailitiim and spirit "home grown" within liim. He lia.s 
(■(.nlinually worked hard to keep the high standards ol' llie 
rat line and the class .system. There is, in fact, little at VMI 
at uliirli Hill Iia.s not worked hard and, through his eharac- 
tiiisti( ililrniiination, been successful in. He has developed 
a talent for .swimming into the ma,ior role of eo-eaptain of 
I lie varsity team and his ability to carry a tniic- ha.s him as a 
major soloist for the glee club. 

Bill's present plans include passing (iernian ami giving 
the .\rmy a trial run. After his tour with the Army, he is not 
. cMtain into which field he will direct his talents and abilitie.s, 
linl whether it be as a church mouse or a pack rat, we are 
rntaiii thai with lii.s \\ iiming personalit.v, inlellccl and aliility 
l(. rhariu the laili. s. Bill i.s bound to succeed. 

"Bill" 



GEORGE JOSEPH OXEILI, 

Wilmington, I )El,.^^^ \ i.r. 

itr>— Prnate \ 3, '2, 1; Distinguished 

\ arsit\ FootbiU 4, 3, '2, 1; American 

1908 CHEMIC \L \ND ENGIN'EERING 



( linn 
Milit I 



\ 1 \\ s \\\( hemical \ll \mei 
(lKmistr\ Hborator\ instructor 



Football Ti 



Bat 



:lMr 



bv ll 



to b, 



h II. 



Ht 



chor 



bv obtaining a very high 
if the most popular guys in 
igh and tremendous sense 
party and always 



ol liinn 

n i(h \Mth a pnctical joke or as we know it, a "hose job 

George will become a great success in life. Someday ' 

.■\pect to .see a sign on a door marked "G 

I'lcsident." 

"George" 



O'Neill 



Civil I'. 

3. I'lr^l 



Disllll-lil^lir,! \l 



CHARLI<:S RUSSELL ORIUSOX, JB. 
JIcLe.^n, Virgixi.\ 

Corjis of Engineers — Private 4, Corporal 
111 -I Lieutenant 1; Glee Club 4; American 
jiiM ITS 3, 2, 1; Ring Figure Committee 2; 
iiv Student. 




In September of ^b5, from the throbbing metropolis of 
McLean, Va., came young, innocent Charlie, art'ectionatel.v 
known as "pigpen" by his roommates for \'arious reasons 
known only to them. He made maii,\ tri.iMi> throughout his 
Rat year." However, the followill^ Srpl, inlur he wasn't 
thought to be any too friendly by the NcHioiners. During 
his second class year Charlie met a new frientl who has been 
a \v\-\- close ciiniiianinn to him throughout the remainder of 
his cadctsliip. \Ve know Charlie will continue to strive for 
high goals throughiint his life as he has <loi„- at \'.MT. 

"Charlie" 






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History, Marine Corps — Private i, 3, i, 1 ; -huhi Toam -t, 3, '2. 
1; International Relations Club 1; History Clul) 1; Armed 
Forces Club 3, 1; Musket Team 4; Carolina Club i. 3. -i, 1; 
Officers of The Guard Association 1. 

From out of the South came the thundering hoofbeats 
of the great Tar Heel. Larry galloped up to the gates of the 
Institute, traded his horse for a rifle, and became the Cadet 
Paladin of VMI, Still not convinced after four years of this 
military, he plans to travel with the Marine Corps after 
graduation. What does tlie future hold for tliis lone 59'er 
from tile State of Carolina? AVe predict success, a sweet 
wife and a happy life. Wliat aliout it. panliicr:- 

"Larry" 



.TOX LEE PARXELL 

SniiKVEPORT, L0UISI-\XA 

History, Artillery— Private i. 3, '2, 1; Rat Football 3, Varsitv 
Football 2; Deep South Club 3, '2,1. 

Jon came to VMI from Centenary College dnwn in tl]<- 1 am 
fields and has adapted liimself very well to tliis way of life 
Never letting the strange methods of the Institute throw him 
he has maintained a consistently high academic average 



Militat 
and left the uprn 
years nl "■ lii^; .\,, 
more lii^urrh- v( 
the pools. lli> ^1 
friends, and ln' i 
Louisiana, .bin 
there was ne\'cr : 



has calmlv 



done what 

III, 



ipected of hi 
. -iirviVMl tv 

: il.llll,|ll_. to 



lirt.irT .11. I 

ii.l .1,1 .in.isMinal shot It 
lalily has won luni n)ari\ 
xpound on the merits o[ 
I a big leader here, but 



.lOHX WILLIAM P.\TAXE 



AT X'eck, New York 



IIistor\-, .\rinor — Private 4, 2, 1, Corporal 3. Armed Forces 
Club 3, ■-', 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1, 
Intraniurals 4, 3, 2, 1; History Club 4, 3, 2, l.Ofhctrsot the 
Guard Association I. 

John can't help but be Great Neck's greatest gift to tlie 
Institute. He has proved to be a very industrious worker 
and, witli his firm determination, he can't miss tlie suutt 
smell of success. .lolin's great will to win sho^^cd itself in the 
rat linr ;iii<l lias ci in tinned to show in his const ml b iIlK w ith 
till- l.iHiks Mis ,-,l,ilities with the fair sex h.ivr ;ils,, sli,,«i, ,i 
iiiarkril spiiii ,,f d.tcrmination and drive, .lust in.iitiiiii Ins 
name in B. \ . or Lewisburg and you will .see. .lohii may go 
regular .\rniy, but, if not, he will be just as ideal a civilian as 
he would be a soldier. Whatc\er he may do, we are certain 
that he will make it quickly all the way to the top. 

"Butane" 








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< IlKSTKH IIAHI.KK I'ATK 

Ximiol.K, VlIlulNIA 



l!l.)l..^^v, Armor— I'livMlc 1. 3, SiTKCiiril ■-', Lu-nlniiirit I- 
\irniiiiM A,a,k-niy cl' Scir.i.v. I'rcsidciil 1; l!,-Kiiiu.nt:il (Jininl 
•\\-M»: Mmikikct Wrrslliiif,' 'IVam; InlraiiuirMls; HoMii Sl.ilV; 
Odir.M-s „f tin- CumrI A.s.s,H-intion; \\V.sl,..y I'VILmsliip F„ini- 

-Sliiirky" (licln'l liavi- to travel very far to pi to V-Ml, htil 
since lie Hrst passed throuf;li .lackson Arcli, he has come a l(.n^' 
way. 

As another one of Doe's lioys, he lias shown liis prowess not 
only in academic work, hut e\traciirric\il:ir a.lixilj,, a-; well 

since liis al.ilily In m-ill./r and ;,,„.in. rr,|.M,,,,l„||lv li.as Ic.i 
liirn lo sni-li pnsilh,,,, a, Sc-ivlarv. '\\-,-'.,-,nu', . ,■,,,.! rrcsiclenl 
of Tlie \'irginia .\radcmy of Science and ]nana-,r of Ihe 
n rcstlinfe' team. After completion of gradnation, Sliarky plans 
to attend medical school, and his classmates kiiow that 
sn<-cess will continue to mount so that soon Sharkv will be 
■• Doctor Sharkv.- 
'-Sharky" 



RiniAHD EDWAIil) I'HIl.LII'I'l 

WvTllEMLLE, \"ll(GIXI.V 

'ivi! Engineering, Armor— Private 4. 3, '2, 1; .\merican 
ociety of Civil Engineers; Hop Committee 3, 2, 1, Floor 
'oiiimiltee 3; Cross Country; Rifle Team; Intramurals; 
laseliall Manager 2, 1; Officers of the Guard Association; 
"Utiiwcst Virginia Club. 

On that never forgotten day in September, 1955, Dick 
escended upon VMI from the hills of Southwest Virginia 
le bron-hf with liim the friendly pcrsnnalitv which has meant 

I'.l I" n. ul„, 1,1 il,,. diva.y day, -,( ,„ down. His ever- 
i.-'iil "II and.licalnl,,,.,. ;d«ay, pla.v, 11,1,,-sonthelighter 
d.; W.lli l)irk'> d,-l.Tlrunatiun, the crystal ball cannot help 
lying that he will be a success in whatever he chooses to do. 

"Dick" 




JOHN ALDEN PHILLIPS 

S-p.^rXTON, VlRGI-VH 



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English, Armor-Private t. Corporal 3. 
S.'cond Lieutenant 1; 1 )i,l in-ni~li.d Milil; 
VMI rWrf Slalf. .Vssistaiil AdxniiMn- W. 
Manager 1; linuj fupnc M„gu-,,u; l!n-i 
EiiuIkIi Society 3, '2, 1; R. E. Di.xon Engli^li 
i;oicr. Club 2, 1; Methodist Club 4. :(. 
.■^otiety '2, 1, Secretary-Treasurer 1; Tlioni 
prises I'nlimited. 

"Boo's" boy, .John, entered the Institute a year before the 
rest of us but through hard work seems to have ended up a 
y.ar ahead of most in knowledge. Probaldy the only man in 
I lie class who never spent an entire weekend in barracks, this 
\ irginia Gentleman has gained fame for hi 
Staunton as a sort of party supervisor. The 
lions were frequently bemoaned but the i 
.always seemed to rise above them and ncMr ended nj. in any 
serious trouble. John was one of the more down-to-earth of 
the "Men of Dodo," the kind without wings, you might say, 
and actually wrote hiniself through the Institute all the way 
to success. Our own "Soer.de,." Jul,,, should go far in the 
W(.rld if he continues to canbin, ,i, ,,,li |,,gif wit|, Ids mastery 
at wntmg. This, with givnlnate ,rla,ol and a certain girl, 
should prove to be a trio of mteresting contrasts. We bid a 
foial farewell to the Regimental Band's own Duck. 

"Johnny" 



I'irst Sergeant 2, 
ir\ Student 2, 1; 
I naL'cr 2. Business 
nr„ \ranager 1; 

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a.d'lnllip, Enter- 



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WILLIAM JOHN PU'KKHLXC. 

BiEXOs Aires, Argentina 

Physics, Artillery— Private i. S, i, 1; Socct-r Team 3, -i ; 
American Institute of Physics 4. 3, i, Vke President 1 ; 
Armed Forces Club 1; Officers of the Guard Association 1. 

Fn.iii ih.vMi lui.lir, "Pick" came to VMI matriculating 
nitli llir . I;i>^ ,ii '.'is. There is no doubt that he can be called 
in..n>..l ;, SMulli.nuTthanmostofus. 

He lia^ di_>tint;uished himself ■iinnnu- his friends, gaining 
their respect and admirati"!i Ifi .hMiIi"ii. lie li;is been an 
asset to the soccer team. Ibmr-tx. |M\,ilt\, ^nieerity, in- 
telligence, and athletic capabilities all iMiiiliine to make 
a well rounded young man. Our best wishes for a happy and 
successful future go with him in any field he may undertake, 
especially in his cave exploring. 

"Piek" 



I.OTTS XOLAXD PIPES, .TK. 
Ravmlle, LeirisiAXA 

Knglish, Air Force— Private 4, i, 1, Corporal 3; Soutliuestern 
Mrginia Canterbury Association, \'ice .President; Glee 
Club 4, 3, i, 1. Publicity Director 1; Raymond E. Dixon 
English Society, Vice President 1; Corps Editor Bomb; 
Religious Council Publicity Director; Vice President-Cadet 
Vestry; Senior Warden; Canterbury Club, Secretary, Vice 
President, President; Deep South Club; fI7(o's Who Among 
Students in American Colleges and Universities. 

Xoland, a proud Southerner and true scliolar, will be Iniig 
reniemberei) bv the class of '59 for the pleasing i,ei-„,i,,,lity 
anil friendly manner uhieh he has displayed .il .ill time- T" 
be able to obtain aeademie excellence is an .k iMinjili-liiiient 
in it.self, but to eniiibine this with an uimsii.illy striking 
personality is an ability wliieli lew people have. Being dis- 
tinguished in extraeurih iilai ai li\ities is another remarkable 
trait of this fair-haiivil l...iii.Maman. One of the busiest 
men in the VMI barracks, his ambition is to .serve God mid 
his fellow^man as a minister. We can rest assured that his will 
be a life filled with joy and meaning. 

"Xoland" 



.MMTirR :\I1CHAEL POMPOXIO 

.\uLiN'GTOx, Virginia 

(■i\il Engineering, Armor — Private 4, 3, '2, 1; .Vmeriean 
Society of Civil Engineers; Washington Area Club 4, 3, i. 1; 
Bavarian Club 4, 3, i, 1; Rat Football 4; Newman Club 
4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, '2, 1; Officers of the Guard 
.As.sociation 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Art was a fine boy until four years ago when he came to \ Ml 
and fell among evil companions. His four years here have 
been spent in a constant struggle against the Civil Engineering 
Department, opposing intramural teams and existing un- 
happily. The nose with the voice, as he might well be ealleil, 
has abl\ m.iiiai:eil to triumph over all three. The happiest of 
i.ntli.iik, m lite, together with that conscientious "First- 
Cia-s-rrnale !'-( i.mpany Spirit" have helped him do it. 
Pos.sessing an "Old Country" smoothness with the women 
that is hard to beat, he has yet to be seen without a lo\el\- on 
his arm. We may safely assume that the years to eome will 
never dim the roar of Art's laughter nor the friendships that 



"Hood' 



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SOr.O-MOX STANI.KV KATXKIi 

MUMI Uku II, Fu.HIDA 

ir -Private, t, -2. 1, ( '(.iponil :); Vii-iiiia Academy 
"I SririHv k ;i, ■>. 1; •■D" Company AtliHic Manager 1; 
lnlml,,lnal^;(,l,.,■Cluh4, 3, '2, 1; Floriila Clul); Armed Forces 
(lull k Ikliyious Council '2, Treasurer 1; I'rcsideiit, Jewisli 
Council 2, 1; Cadet Waiter '2, 1; I'ictnrial K.iitor, Bomb 1; 
Officers of the Guard Association 1. 

Sol came Soutli on a line September day liopin;; to find tlie 
Soiitliern hospitality lie had heard so much about and was 
promptly greeted and made to feel right at home by the 
friendly folks of "Ve Olde Institute." Sol must liave'liked 
it Ihr' iHiaiise he has been heard to say, "I love it here!" 
on scMial occasions. Sol's love tor VMI may have cooled 
in the span of four years but liis desire to become a doctor 
certainly hasn't. This anibilhiii, lo-dlicr with his hifjli ideals, 

uillingness to help, and fii. ti.iU m: or. will surely help him 

.apture the best that life lia^ I- ,.llci and mark him as one 
of the outstanding members of the class of '.jil. 

"Butch" 



HARRY DEbPIUS RAY 

I)ai.i,a.s, Texas 

History. Infantry— Private 4, 3, -2, 1; Cross Country 4, 3, 2, 
Captain 1; In.loor and Outdoor Track 4, 3, '2, Co-Captain 1; 
Moiiograin Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Texas Club 4, 3, 2, Vice President 
I ; ( liciTlca.ler 1 ; History 3, 2. 1 ; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1 ■ 
All Soutli.Tii CoiilVrcncc Cross Country; lll.JS All Virginia 
( ollcgiate Track and Field Team; Big Six SSO Champ 1958; 
Distinguished .Military Student; Geology Assistant. 



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Everything is done big in Texas, and Harry has lived up 
i this standard. Running Varsity Cross Country, Indoor and 
Track for four years, he has found time to maintain 

- -1 hIcs while being very active in extracurricular activities. 
-mIcs belonging to many clubs and organizations, Harry 
1^ ( Iccted Captain of Cross Country, and Co-Captain of 
'I and outdoor track. He has also succeeded in obtaining 

- i.-nlar commission in the Army, in which he hopes to 
aki' his career. 

For Harry, "D" stands for dames, .\hyays on the prowl 
r brighter skirts, he has hobbled on crutches, padded money 
lis, and used some of the biggest lines of all in striving to 
^cinate the opposite sex. He was never one to refuse a 
ink. nor let a party grow dull. Remembering Harry, Texas 
II always be the biggest and best. 



" Fly 



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AI.E.r.VXDRO EDCARDO REYES 

Pa!5ay Citv, Philippine Islands 

Civil Engineering, Infantry— Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 
2, Second Lieutenant 1; .ludo; Soccer; .I-V Rifle Team- 
.\rmed Forces Club; Xcwman Club; American Society of 
< 'iN"il Engineers. 

.\ndy wasn't aware of what he was stepping into when he 
enrolled as one of our Brother Rats in 1955. However, on the 
\ery first day of his stay at VMI he decided he was going to 
succeed, and that he did. Today Andy is at the cuhnination 
of his success here and wears the first lieutenant stripes ever 
gi\-en a Pasay City favorite son. Through the years Andy 
also dedicated quite a bit of his time to studies and other 
activities. .As a soccer player we will remember him as one of 
the stalwart dcfen.semen. and although not tall in stature, 
his knowledge of judo makes him big in the minds of his 
Brother Rats. Andy has earned a great respect from his 
ilass and, in turn, has extended an open invitation to visit 
him in the Philippines. Who knows, maybe some day there 
will be a class of '39 reunion in the Presidential Palace of the 
i*lii]ippines. 

"Andy" 



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IIKUBERT LEE RICHARDSON 

XORFOLK. ViRGINTA 

Civil Engineering, Artiller\ — Indoor and Outdoor Track 
i, 3, i, 1; Rat Football; Varsity Football 3; Rat Wrestling; 
American Society ot" Civil Engineers; Tidewater Club. 



In September, four years ago, a mass 
came through Jackson Arch to thro\\' 
others who 

Helbi, 1, 
going I H i-M 



if red hair and freckles 
his lot witli si.iiie 3llt) 



Nxhcl 

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Acre soon to become his Brother I{ats aiid friends, 
.t II" time ill csliililishing himself with his easv 

.MMihlv ;umI^ hulniv 

k, II. U lir iiiiiM iiMi;illy l.r found ably holding his own 
III. L.ii.l.^t party happened to be. He hasn't met 
_iil M I I. lit both he and the girls are more than 



On H. I kiiiLihti Ihrbie could be found slaving away with the 
old proverbial crutch, his slide rule, and scratching his head 
in sheer awe and amazement. But he'll come tlirough as we 
all know. 

Who knows what the future holds, lint knowing Ilerbie he 
will find success in whatever he does. 

Herb" 



ll.UiRY MILLER RITSCH 

Covi.N'GTON, Virginia 

History, Infantry— Private -1, 3, 1, Scrt;.'ant '.'; Baseball f; 
Blood Bowl i, 3; Glee Club '2, 1; Arilie..l..gy <hib 4; Intcr^ 
national Relations Club '2, 1; Westniinslcr Ei-llousiiip f. 3. 'i, 
1: Canterburv Club 1; Cadet Vcslrv 1 ; Intraniinals f. 3, -2, 1 ; 
Cadet Staft' 4, 3; Armed Forces Clulj I: Ofliccis of the fiuard 
Association 1; Manzolillo's Rifles 1. 

"Good-by Virginia University, so long to the orange and 
blue ..." So sang Harry as he left dear ole Walioci-Ianil to 
join his future Brother Rats at a real part.\' school. Despite 
the various impediments placed iipiiii the go.id times ol 



keydets. Ha 
cursions out .. 
keeping with tli 
out of it," ()y 
hove sl.ipi.e.l 
iMadis.iii, ,111.1 
ol)Serv;il|..li ;n, 
"foll,.«.Ts- al 
unforg.-llal.l,- n 
medical s, I1....I. 
undertake it w 



nnaL'cd to lead tli 
,k^ llin.ii-li..ill 



ill nightly 
elliiii.l-sta 



■!,.■, I ..r lli.'iii III. ■III. .\i 
iv..iiiiiig some unfortunate e\ciils that nnght 
I l.sser man, he took up invasions to Seni, 
.u.ly Sweet Briar, with W&L as a point of 
I ..pportunity. The days of Harry and his 
\MI are now over, leaving mostly fond anil 
leiii. tries. Upon graduation, be it the militar.\ , 
l.r marriage, we are all sure that Harry will 
th his usual dri\-e. 

"Rich" 



(■l..\l DK WESLEY ROBERTS 

Cuu.\L G.vBLEs, Florida 

English, Armor — Private i, Corporal 3, First Sergeant '2, 
Captain 1; Distinguished Militarv Studcht; .\rmed Forces 
Clnl> 3. 2, 1, Vice President 1; Lutheran Club 4, 1; Elori.la 
(•|nl.;Track4. 

From the Sunshine State at a double time run 
Wes Uol>erts came to have some fun. 
riir.iui^h Limits Gates and Jackson's Arch 
He learned to strain and "Left Flank-March." 

Summer over, the fun began, 
For old C. W. was a real bad man. 
The vinegar flew and shouts were heartl. 
As Corporal Roberts continued his purge. 

The Second Class year brought a well earned rest 
From academics and the rest. 
For with diamonds beneath his elie\rniis twn 
First Sergeant Roberts much tail did chew. 

The big year at last and W'es was blessed (?) 
W^ith VMI's pride and very best, 
"F" Co., Foxtrot, the best men of all, 
Company Commander on him did fall. 

"Wes" 






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History, Armor — Private 4, 3, 1, Serjeant 2; Footl)aIl 4, 3, 2, 
co-captain 1; Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1; Basketball 4, 1; Monogram 
Club, President 1; Honor Court 1; Bomb Stall' 1; Newman 
Club 4, 3, 2, 1; W)ws Whu Anwmj Sludcil.s In Amirinin 
CoHegea and Universities. 

Four years afjo on a warm August (lay Bob came to VJII a 
montli aliead of most of his Brother Rats where he was to 
start his brifjht future in sports. In his first year Bob showed 
his xersatility and won a first place berth in the three major 
sports and in baseball hit a fabulous .400. Growing more 
mature with each year. Bob steadily improved and by his 



senior year, the sky looked like his goal. He 



but fair. Bob' 



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^trurka-a 



well on his 
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.tere.l tlie 
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liim many friends here, both faculty and cadets alike. Being 
conscientious, he has made a good example of himself as a 
scholar. 

Anyone who has ever seen Bob on a dance week-end or 
after a football game is bound to have seen a pretty little 
female tagging along behind him, known by most as Alice. 
Best of luck to both of tliem on their marriage, June 13. 1!)5!). 

■•Bobbv" 



WILLIAM NICHOLS lUFFIN. .IR. 

Petersburg, Virgixh 

Cliemistrv. .\rtillerv — Pri\-ate 4, Corporal 3, Supply Sergeant 
■.'. Captain "F" Company. 1; Aiii.ri.;,ii Cl„,,,i,.',l S,„.ietv; 

F.i.,tl,all 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Wn-llih-, (..n.iil '■ ittc'c. 

i:xc.utive Committee; CIIIOMK Al, WD I \i , I \ I i;i{IN(; 
NKWS All-Chemical All-.Vnu-ricai, l-...,ll,all r..iiii: .Vl's .\11- 
Southern Conference Football Second Team; Ail-\'irginia Big 
I'^ive Team. 

Nick hit yyil four years ago with red, white and yellow 
ah-eafl\' in his eyes. The son of a VMI man, he was ready 



1.1 take the Institute by 
phases of cadet life, at 
failed in the love depai 
one per week and his 1.. 
playing jokes and spout 
long for anyone to unci, 
mates as one of the mo.s 
in the class. He has left 



and did so. 



He 



xcelled in all 

I hi. 'tics, but 

, lii> \:in..n- I.i\.'^ iiiunbering 

..■- :ii. r.iii;il ■rii..iiL:h often 

..^ ..I lil.rature uilli words too 
1. \i( k is known by his class- 
.i.rili.iu^ and competitive guys 
k .111 all those who have known 
him and even though some of the marks are physical, they 
will always remind us of a top flight guy and one of our best 
Brother Rats. 

"Nick" 



JOHN mVIN RUGH 

New Florence, PE^JNsYLv.\^fIA 

Chemistry, Air Force — Private 4, 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2; 
Track Team 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club; Armed Forces Club; 
.\inerican Chemical Society. 

The class of "59 did not realize how fortunate it was when 
■lohn Rugh decided to honor the Institute with his presence 
for four years. ManeuveriTia liis convertible with one hand, 
a bottle 'in the other, an. I mm..ii^ ..f ,.iiitli,TTi i..H.'< .lancing 
through his head, John luin.'.l \,i~ l.;i, k ..n tli.' lull. ..t P.-iinsyl- 
vania and headed south (.. L.-xinglmi. .lit. ■num.-. I to be a 
success. His marvelous happy-go-lucky outlook has helped 
him conquer all obstacles in his path — that is, all except one 
5'6" bundle of femininity from the Oakie State. We are sure 
that when John leaves VMI, he will take with him those traits 
which made him an outstanding cadet. 

"John" 





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HICAIiDO AI.FUEDO SANTOS 

(lUAVAljrlL, KcTADOR 

Cix'il iMigiiieeriiig, Armor — Pri\'ate 4-, '2, 1, Ciirpmn! S; 
Soccer 4, 3, 4, 1; Baseball 3, 2, 1; Monogram Cliih -', 1; 
Newman Club 1; American Society of Civil Engineers; (»(1A; 
Intrainurals 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Paying little heed to the warnings of an older brother, Rich 
came From far-off Ecuador to take a crack at VMI, Being a 
native of a foreign land did not pro\H to he n liiiidrnnce lo 
Rich's capabilities; he was quiik !<> ;h1ju>I In Ihis new en- 
vironment, and became well liknl iiintin^^ his Iclluw lailrts. 
Proficient in his country's natitnuil sport, Kicli phiyn! fuur 
years of soccer, although he earned his letter in l)asel>;ill 
after his first season at that sport. Among his more adniiiable 
qualities, besides a very pleasant character, are intluslriuus- 
ness, and the determination to always do well. Majoriiii: in 
Civil Engineering, his main ambition is to get into one ni llic 
bigger South American oil companies to extract petrol'iini. 
Who knows, mavhe in a few vears he will live up to «l.;il 
we :ill (^ill him- Ri<-h! 

"Kirir- 



UOIiKRT PHILLIP SELLERS 

S\i;\soTA, Florida 

Civil Engineering, Infantry— Private 4, '2, 1, Corjioral 3; 
Glee Club; Florida Club; Cadet Waiter; Indoor Track 4; 
.\rmed Forces Club; Officers of the Guard Association; 
Methodist Club; American Society of Civil Engineers. 

The "Quiet Man" eame to VMI from the sunshine state of 
Florida with a big grin; but when Phil walked into Jackson 
Arch, the grin was replaced by firm determination, a determi- 
nation to excell in nearly everything thai he did. 



Phil was a hard person to u 
know his traits, you knew you 
His subjects did not come easy, 
he has overcome the odds am 
alumnus. 

Phil usually was call.d Slr,|,, 
for him, it was wise to looh in I 
he is out of it now tlmt In i~ IK 

We're sure he will alwavs live 



derstan.l, hut 
had foiin.l V( 



prep.- 



you got to 
>lf a friend, 
■-dying will, 

become an 



let 



Muse if you were looking 
rk first. But these days, 
ir Uncle Sam. 
I our cX])ectations of him 
,wn. Happy I.MO.Iings! 



'Sleepy' 



STEPHEN HOWELL SEWELL 

Statesboho, Georgia 

Civil Engineering, Corps of Engineers — Private 3, Sergeant 
2, Second Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Military Student; Rat 
Footl)all; Rat Wrestling; Captain Soccer Team 2, 1; Glee 
dull 3, 2, 1; American Societv of Civil Engineers; Florida 
Chill 



S|(M , 1 

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n DuU I n 
id tor tint 



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I «hich, 
le The 
sciutiny 



I INK I his kid to miuN jmnts t ik mII. in 

ot lilt \ irioub papers tor Lnnersit> ol Icnnessee scores. 
\ii aMd suppoiter ot am actiMt> ot the Institute and 

bootcr on the soccer team, Ste\e has lor three jears been an 

outst<inding soloist with the Glee Club \nd if more i])- 
iices could be arranged at Hollins and Baldwin, the 
I craze would be back with us. It is hoped that he may 
I his iilaiis achieved and live a hajipy and successful life. 

"Steve" 



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|{i(>li.f,'.V, Annoi— I'llviilc t, '2, 1; Ccrporal 
Nowman Club; Virginia Acadcny of Siifiav 
(hib; Intramurals. 

Anh. (■il\ 



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sprnt 



Tlio Michigan FlasI, lien, tli. 

years in Dixie, an.l IIh- S.mllih lu.ii I h.-.-n tl.e 

since. Now the tini<' has c..nic lor lliis lariicl nicnil.. 
-D.k's TJutchers" to pull up stakes aial lica.l l,a<k n 
His luiigcst objectives for tlie future are twofold; the lii 
nie.li<al school, and the second is a rare sunflower fror 

h e slate wlio carries the handle of Muriel. We're sure 

when Ole Norm carries the gusto he used to win his ] 
rrieiids with into future objectives, whatever they are, 
he a tremendous success. 

"Moose" 



that 
he'll 



PIIHJP r.Rl'.EXLKAF SIIEPARI) 

(rIaiTOX. CoWECTK I'l' 

Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 1, Corporal li. 
Sergeant 2; American Society of Civil Engineers; Armed 
Forces Club; Judo Team; Varsity Wrestling: Newman 
dull. Treasurer; Intramurals. 

Ole' Sliep has graced the grounds of the Institute 



lii this tn 



M\ 



liave grown accustomed to his eon- 
inmdcd look. We have listened to him 
id have been forced to hear the results 



Ne 



played all the 
e bid farewell l<. I In 
Host assure.l th.il li. 
r he goes 



to the eivili: 

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rid until the hour 

we known a person 

1(1 lost so few times. 

of the human race, 

.inrl deal to success 



slap 



EDWAlil) ALLEX SITCH 
Yale, Vii!Gini.\ 

\ir Force — Private -i, 3, 2, 1; American Institute 
s 4, 3, 2, 1; OGA; Fencing Team 3, 1; Outstanding 

\n Si. iKc Cadet Award 4; Cadet Contributor '2, 1; Flying 

( lull 1, J, \mateur Radio Club 3, 2, 1. 

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In the past four years Ed has become know ii 
Scientist" of the class. Ilis projects have been many, varied, 
and oei-asi.MialK cm n ^iiere^^fiil. Most will remember his 
lmf,.e hill ill-lalr.l diiiL'ilil.' model, his "Stichnik" rocket, 
and his iiiaii\ L'nM|io\\ d.r iveipes. Though never known 
for lii^ ,ar;i,lrioM or inililar\ prowess, lie- lias, nevertheless, 
rouihlrd oiil In. r.liaalion uilh a i; I .leal .it .A I i;i-. iirricular 



that 



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.aii.e. lli.s ambition is obvious when one note- the model 
k.ls, space travel books, and missile magazines that he 
slaiilly keeps nearby. Ed's burning curiosity and his 
.Iiaiit for creating new and unconventional ideas will 
IV him far in the world of success. 






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KENNETH GARLAND SMITH 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Civil Engineering, Infantry— Private 4, 1, Corporal 3. 
Sergeant 3; American Society of Civil Engineers; Baseball 
Manager 4; Varsity Basketball Manager 2, 1; Ring Com- 
mittee; Insurance Committee; Lvnchburg Clulr, Mctlmcfist 
Club; Distinguished Military Student; Officers of t lie Cnard 
Association. 

"Smitty" arrived at VMI in September of 1955 with the 
high ambition of being one of the best "civils" VMI has to 
offer in June 1939. This Kenneth has ably succeeded in doing 
with his constant hard work and intelligence. Not only has 
Kenneth succeeded in being a top flight engineer, but also 
a very top flight person whose character and personality 
were revered by underclassmen and brother rats alike. It 
goes without a doubt that Smitty 's future holds great promi.se. 

"K. G." 



MARK ALEXANDER HERBERT SMITH, .IR. 
Alex.\ndria, Virgi.via 

Pre-med, Infantry — Corporal 3, First Sergeant 2, First 
Lieutenant 1; Citation from Commanding General, Second 
U. S. Army, (or ROTC; Virginia Academy of Science; General 
and Executive Committee; Historian of class of '59; Canter- 
bury Club -t, 3; Armed Forces Club '2. 

\'MI hekl no fears for Mark .\lexander Herbert Smitli 
tliat dark afternoon in September four years ago. Mark 
truM'led across two countries and an ocean to reach the 
liistoric military shrine of the South and to become a brother 
rat of "59. A man with a purpose, he is well on his way to 
attaining his two goals, medicine and the military. One of 
"Doc's" disciples lie is equally at home in the classroom, on 
the hill, or in the great outdoors. No sloucli when it comes to 
a party, "Mix another highball" has been known to throw 
some. In addition to the good luck wliich shall be his, we wish 
this true gentleman of the South good bourbon, good hunting, 
and a good life. 

"Smyth" 



ROBl RT ALAN SOMMERS 

( 11 U>LOTTES\ILLE, ViRGIXIA 

Ili^tiir\ Artillery — Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 1; 
Distinguished Military Student; Distinguished Student; 
C omnnnders i, 3, 2, 1, Business Manager 1 ; VMI Cadet StaH, 
writer I, 1; Ring Figure Committee 2; Dixon English Society 1 . 

Tlic 
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bul t.: 

brisk., 
nictap 



wnrl.l di.l not 
nivxh^n ,111.1 r 


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ears ,-,l \M1 ,b 


iiiiiii 


le.1 l.v 



estahli- 
huiiHu- 



practical intellects of tlu 
)l) and carelessly reckonrd 

thv rising spirits of llir \ 
;ul)liine character stecpc.l i 
liysical dandy spent four yv 
'fi liiit grins animated with inniir.ii.Ttr rloqin-n 

idioticgood nature. His suhll.^ .snisc (.f hum 
iliicvements academically and militarily have nia 
.■ to E Company, the Class of '59, and Charlott 
vanlo" descended directly from the cool schoi 



• U] llir l.r.l hi stMiT 

'■; from Cliarluttc^\- 



it of barracks with his scintillating 
ic unexpected. Surely the future 
'ir Robin and a cute little gal (the 







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HlCUMONl), VlIKilNIA 

Clii-mistTv. Arlillcry— Private- +, '2, 1, Corporal S; BaskctliMll 
1; V..l,-I,all 1, ;j, -I, Captiiiri 1; Baseliall i,3; MoriOKram Cliih; 
Aiiu riciiii ('lii'iiiical Society; Officers of tlie Guard Association; 



Daytoiia He 

Lee Soutliard, **Tlic Tn 
is known to anyone who Im 
at VMI. Ill llHlKimi.k,.,! 



"Clieyeinie," and "Snake, 
ver watched a haskethall fjaii 
a pai-ly I.e.. is I,,,,.. Tlimai 



Imt l-ee .1..,- I„.|li, 
stands hiyh m rli,n,i 
As vet he lias Hut ,1, 
Kiadnatioii l.nt our 
will .'ive it all he hi 



I.I I. UrII hkr.l liV I 



mI,-.I vslial III 
lav ,alrlv 1 1. 
, Jlisl as he 



i.kriliall Irani. 
. Hlolher Jtals. 

a I will be after 
e\er it is, Lee 
thing at VMI. 



IlllWARI) HIAINE SPRIXKL1-. 

Ro.VNOKE, VlIiGINIA 

Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, First 
Sergeant and Regimental Sergeant Major 5, Rei,'iinental 



idri- 1; An 



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xarshv uivsllliii;; Srr I I'la.-r in I.-.7 W • ■ l.i.-, .-, .iil li, i a, 

('.ii.rnvnrr Wirstliini rnnrnanunl :1, 1 >i-l iimni-lM . I M-'KOTC 
<'a(let; Outstanding Cadet Award, Af'llOTC Sumna i Cain|>. 
Moody AFB, Ga.; Who's Who Among Students in American 
i'nUeges and Universities; .\rmed Forces Club. 

Hal entered VMI from Roanoke, \'a., and from the 
lieginning his military bearing and conscientious effort to get 
ahead made him one of the most outstanding men in his class 
Athletics, academics and the militar\ lia\<- all limi I iktn ni 

stride and in each case Hal has r.|al.li-li. d n I I indmg 

record. His theory is to do everytlnim |.i tlu in -i d i i ,\n\iU 
When he works, he works hard; when it is Inue to he iiiilitir\ 
he is all military; and at parties, he is all party. 

Hal will be a success in whatever he decides to do, \\hctlRr 
in military or civilian life. 

"H. B." 



JI'STIX RODERICK STRLXK, .IR. 

Blff.vlo, New YoitK 

History, Infantry— Pri\ate 4, 3, Sergeant 2, Second 
Lieutenant I; Distinguished Military Student; Intramurals 
4, 3, i, 1; Intramural Representative 1; Glee Club 4, 3, '2; 
.\rmed Forces Club i, 1; Cheerleader 1; Monogram Minstrel 
3, 2, 1. 

•Jud came to VMI from the motherland of the north, intent 
on leaving his mark in "Southern Society" which he managed 
to do with no trouble, winning both friends as well as enemies 
in the process. Known as the minstrel of barracks, Jud is 
forever thinking up new ways to ease the suffering of a captive 
audience, .\dept with the guitar, ukulele, saxaphone, bass 
drums, jews harp, clarinet, cymbols, steam calliope, and 
the alpine horn, his presence in any gathering is easily dis- 
cernable. Forever leading ski expeditions into the mountains 
— from which few return — Jud is also a bold adventurer. 

While there are always a good many things on his inventive 
mind, Jud has found the time to help lead the Corps through 
a winning football season with his mad antics, excelled in the 
military as well as his schoolwork, and made many fast 
friendships that will never be broken. Planning a career in 
teaching — at least for the moment — Jud plans to be near his 
beloved ski slopes and to continue the easy-for-him task of 
working with people. 

"Jud" 







DON \i,i) Lons SWIIlAUr 

( (iM SGTON, Virginia 

( i\il Engineering, Air Force — Friviite 4, ], Corporal 3, 
Seine.mt i; Murphy's Maruuilers ',', 1; American Society of 
Civil Enfjineers; Footliall 4; Basel)all 4, 1; Track i, 3, -2. 1; 
Intranuirals i, 3, 3, I; Intramural Football All-Star Team 
3, 2, 1 ; E Co. Intramural Manager 1 ; Blood Bowl 3 ; Methodist 
Club 4; Glee Club 4; CADET Sports Staff 1; OGA 1. 

Don came tearing out of the "sweet smelling" hills sur- 
rnun<hnu ('<.\ini^lun to begin four years (that almost turned 
into h\< >> ,11- III jiursuit of an education. As many of the 
bo\ s ijoiniii l>:ii r.ii ks know, he got much more of an education 
III III li. liii-.iiiiril fi,r. Crimes can al« a \> be found in barracks 
liiill s, .,mii- -Mui.llioj .,11 Mil 111,1, „„■ |i;,ck, an.l himself. This 
I- I,. \« ,N|H.,|,',I l„,,:iUM, «hrn I),, II \,,kr^ a weekend he does 
no lilkmg, ju»t lislening. Tlie '■liule lady" has him well 
unchr control. He is known as one of the best Monday 
nionnng quarterbacks in the horizontal lab department. 



1T)\V\RI> G\RXER TALLEV 



( li(imsti\ \rmor— Private 4, 3, 'i. 1; Varsity Football 3; 
\niiiKin Chemical Society. 

1 d uitired the gray walls of the Institute in the fall of '.-)-, 
Is I ti instLr student from the home of the Wahoos. Here at 
\ Ml III liiund life quite a bit different, but became adjusteil 
to It m a short time, as is typical of him. After suffering the 
normal rat hardships he plunged headlong into his third class 
year with much hustling and bustling and striving for a place 
in the world of the intellectual. When Ed became a second 
classman he moved in with one redlicadcd Irishman and one 
Mole Martin. Soon Ed and his croims \\,n kii,,\vii .is (lie 
"Unholy Three." He has kept his lii,,lli,r Hals iioMiiif; 
their sides with laughter ever since at his wit and keen sense 
of humor. We are sure, whatever his tield of endeavor be, that 
he will not only do well in it, he will conquer it. Good luck, 'Ed. 

"Ed" 



.l.\.Mi:s THEODORE TATE, JR. 

Rl, ILMn.M), \'lHGI-\I.\ 

English, Ariih.r Private t; Corporal 3; Sergeant '2; Second 
laeutenant 1; Tli.- CADI"!-, ( ',,nl nlmliiig Eililor -2, Managing 
Editor 1, E<lil,.]-in-('liier 1; Cii.lel .Vssislaiit Librarian ',', 1; 
English Deparlment Assistant 1; R. E. Di.Kon English Society 
1 ; .\riiieil Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; International Relations Club 
t, 3, 2, 1 ; Who's Who Amo7ig Students in Americaji Colleges 
and 1/niren.ities. 

Ted has worked very hard in a number of capacities during 
his tour \ear stay at VMI. The schedule which he had to 
lolIo\\ U1S It times very demanding and required hours of 
i( k pri p ir ition. 
lid Ins in\n\ close friends at VMI, and is alwavs willing 
I ) h.lp 1 brother rat". While at \'M1 'IVd ha^ e'xeelled in 
I iiinnbci of capacities; ,,lii,,r ;iiii,,iih il,,,^, i, his ,-ink in llie 
(lit Corps and his |i,,-l ,is f',,lil,,i' ,,1 Ih,' \\I1 (a, 1,1. 

I iw is the profession llial 'IV,1 lias ,li,.seii r,,r Ins ,arei-r, 
iiid present plans indicate work here in Lexington at the 
I K il college 'Vs one of the most prolific of barracks writers, 
iiid I keen budgetarian, he should rise to high heights. In 
aihliti, II ill I will be the practice of maintaining a large 
tannh iii i ml | .irtiiership with a Sweet Briar lass. Certainly 
birr I 1 111 1 iilerprising and diligent weight-lifter, sack 
hound in 1 \ MI supporter, Ted is alwa,vs a valuable friend, 

"Ted" 







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■il Kiif;inoorint!, Aniioi- 
isitvl'"ootball;Vai-sitvl{x^.-lMll 
iriuOGA; Armed Konvs Cliil., 




Kvery evening just :it snn<l()wri the evening fiuw lets cut m 
niiglity roar to signal tlie day's end. F.very ini.rninj; just at 
sunup a smaller liut more powerful fjun lets out a niinlilier 
roar whieh continues until sundown. The little gun's name is 
l.loyd Thacker, and he lias been roaring steadily for four 
years. It is a roar of anger on the football field, a roar of 
detorniination in the classroom, and a roar of happiness at a 
party. I!ulni"~lK il i~ I he roar of laughter. Lloyd has laughed 
ami 'worked In- ".i.\ lliru everylhiiig that VMI has to offer 
and a few thirijis iIkiI il doesn't. If it eannot be said of anyone 
else, it ean be said of Lloyd that he truly works hard, lives 
hard, and plays hard. A tew timid souls have mistaken Lloyd's 
abundance of energy for something else and crudely labeled 
him "Thacker the Attacker." But we know the Attacker for 
what he is, as fine a friend and "Brother Rat" as VMI has 
to offer. So laugh on, Lloyd, and The Class of '59 laughs with 

\'OU. 

"The Attacker" 



EDWARD FRANCIS THOMAS, JR. 

H..\nTsD..\LE, New York 

History, Armor — Private I. :j. 1, Sergeant 2; Distinguished 
:\Ii!itary Student '2, 1; ■hilin Letcher History .\ ward; Judo 
Team i. Pnblieitv Chainiiaii :!, Managrr-Srrretary '2, Captain 
1; Yankee Club' t. riiMil.'iil 1; Tlie \'M1 Hhmb Business 
StalV 1; liilcriiational lirhi I .on. Club ■-'; fro-rain .■iiid Publicity 
Director 1; The CADLT I-:dilural StalV -2, 1; Arnied Forces 
Club 1; Class Fund Insurance Council 1; History Club 1; 
Life Insurance Trainee 2, 1; OGA 1. 



■Hi; 



F,d" came down to 
of New York. He l.i 
lad won the Civil W ; 



Tli-litute 



W^ 



from the concrete 
iin an idea that the 
II found that he had 
over agam. .Alter lour years of arduous fighting, 
nighty conqueror. The Institute succumbed and 
iheepskin. Success is in store for this big Y'ankee 
ar mark ideas. 

"Big Ed" 



HENRY EVANS THOM\s I\ 

.\rLINGTON, \lRGIMl 

lilt i\ \rm r — Prl\ it i ( irj) ril i Serge int '2 Second 

1 I III Hint 1 1)1 till mil I "Vlilit ir\ stuihiit Editor in 

( In I I 11 I ■> 111 I 1 \ Ml < I I I I 1 1 I 111 International 
Kliliii ( liil 11 1 I 111 \ ii_iiii I Inl 1 II lit Press Club, 
Wli Wli ill \iii iH HI ( lli_ 111 I I iin 1 itus Timmin>, 
MusiL SociLt> 1 \rmed Forces ( lub 4 ) ' 1 ludo Teim 

2 1 Amateur Radio Club 3 2 

The Human 'i\hirlnind »9 s own Sonn\ Thomas, may 
ippeir to be running iround in circles most of the time, but 
it's only because he's got so much to do. Having acquired 
a lion's share of presidencies of various extra-curricular 
activities. Sonny has propelled himself into such a frenzied 
state of activity that the rest of us are left dumbfounded. 
The only real go-go-go man in the class, Sonny is a living 
memorial to what can be done even while living in VMI 
liarracks under VMI regulations and VMI sanction. Though 
not much for economy of motion. Sonny has managed to 
iiiiiiiitaiii an amazingly high level of efficiency in all his 
a.iivilics. 

11. iw does he do it? When will he run down.^ Is this Brother 
li.il nl uiirs rcilly perpetual motion personified.^ Whatever 
the r;iv,.. Si.iiii,\ I'li'k- like a hell of a good bet in any field he 
ini;;lil hy, (iriillciiMii of tile military, business and pro- 
fessional Horkl.-.; We present you our own Sonny Thomas. 
We suggest you bid high for his services 



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"Sonny' 



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( i\ il Engineering, Artillery — Private 3, First Sergeant '2, 
S Kind Battalion Captain 1; Distinguislicd Military Student; 
Knig Figure Committee; American Society of Civil Engineers 
i, i.l 

The old soldier came to V,MI in the fall of '56 after two 
years with Uncle Sam and before that, two years at the 
University of Missouri. With a solid background and a 
steadfast purpose, graduation, he has in a short time made 
good. His progression from a rat to Battalion Commander 
in three years is a big step wliich shows his amazing ability. 



.\s lor matrni 
■Sell,,,,! Tcarhei 



be in a certain 
- nilr as a commuter to 
it. Itv Ann learn all of 
them 



spoil 



RI( H\RD S\MliEL TRWDEL 

< HK \( O Tl LINOIS 

( nil I luinitrmg \rtiller\— Pmite -t 3, 2, 1; Glee Club; 
Vmkik iTi Sofiet\ ot Ci\il Fupjineers Lxecutive Committee 
(I 111! Hi li^ious Council President of the Lutheran Club; 
on.., IS ,1 tht Guird \ssocntlon nistinguished Military 
Sh. I.llt 

In tilt I ill ot lloo thcrt emu to tlu mountains of Virjiiiii 
honi the nmd^ Clt^ ot the North (Chicago), a tall \ iiikic 
From the ramute Dick entered this place he w'as dett niiiin d 
to make somethmg of himsclt and graduate from \~MI ir ir 
the top of his class. This is what he has done. Practic.ilh 
anytime during the day he will be found at his desk (toiiii 
rubber seat well established beneath him). But on top oi all 
this (foam rubber included), he has found time for many extra 
activities including a nice string of broken hearts o\er the 
yea 



During Dick's .stay here, he lins ina.lc ni.iiiv fr 
long will be renieniixivd llir Cliir;,-., K„l\ s;,y 
tree guys." Bui I'mni ilir si;ii)J:iiil ili.ii Dirk in 
kept, he will do well anv phi.v llml li,- -cs up,,,, U-: 
and who knows, maybe next year his Brother Rats 
l,i,„ «itl, a "Hi ya. Teach!" 

"Dick " 



\V1 1.1,1AM I.KROY TRAYLOR. .Hi. 

()iiL,\XDO, Florid.^ 

Chemistry, Infantry— Private i, 3, '2, 1, Corporal 3; .American 
Chemical Society; Armed Forces Club; Business Manager 
1959 Bomb; Baseball team; Wrestling team; Glee Club; 
Officers of the Guard Association; Weekend Chemistry Lab 
Club; Florida Club; Intramurals. 

Coming from the "Sunshine State, " Bill brought more than 
his share of that sunshine into the barracks of VMI. Though 
small in stature. Bill overcame such names as "Stump," 
"Hat," "Squat," and other wisecracks to rise to leadership 
at j>opularitv in the Corps. Ready for anything, he was 
ll,r li,-,l al \],r l,a,lirs a,,. I ll,.' la'sl I.. 1,-av,-. lie ,]H-nt 

:,,■- .lHr,„l,,,,; 1,|, | • ,|;,|,. ,-,-,,,,,,| n,.,I,;,1 allack 

Ml tl„. „,,kl,nl,.,"' ^^l,,l,■ al II,.' s,- I,,,,,' rxi.kal il,L' 



and grc 
always 
four \ 
("land 
the le.- 



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that is. Hi, 



come. Will, I,, 



\MI s,,,vly ,^ a p,-,',lic;ition of what is to 



al,lv. ,!r 



be the man lo make the u urki loi-ct Xapole 
"Stmup" 



,.l ability. Bill may ■ 





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I'All. DRKWIIY 'ritOXI.EU 




VII. LE, l'"l.lll(lll 



Civil KriniiKvriiig, Aimor -I'livale K i. 1, (■(ii-|Kinil ;); Hat 
Wn-slliiiK; liitramunils 4, a, -l, 1; Cadet Stall' i, 1; Episcopal 
Cad.l W'sliy 1; Cantcrliury Club 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 4; Armed 
Kcnvs Club 4, 3, '2,1; OGA; '58 Ring Figure Conuniltee; 
Florida Club; University of Miami Alumni AsMK-iation; Five 
Year Cluli; Summer Scliool of \'.MI. 



Ore 
aljout 
Drew 
transit 
parts, 
slate i 
quite ; 
of Mi, 
eTidea' 
"da ai 
he is 
lots of 



V lias come to be recognized as a \\ell known lixtur 
VMI, a faithful member of the "Five Year Club, 
is waging a successful war with the slide-rule and 



nor." While I) 
vears ahead ii 
potential for a 




against the authoritie 
Drew has been spread i 
n his weekend jamils I 
lover he is too. His >cj 
lid could not liav,. I,r, 



stranger around these 
icer throughout the 
"les femmes" and 
rkat thcT'niversitv 



. kr,| 



bright future. 
" J^rew" 



.L4MES JACOB TRUE 

LOWBEH, Pen.\sylv.ania 

Engineering, .\rtillery — Private 4, 3, '2, 1; ^^arsity 
, 3, 2, 1; The .\merican Institute of Electrical 
Student Chapter. 



ber Flash" cai 
dd his puii.hv 
.tly an ardciil ; 
liclpi 



itlu 
ttlin4d..v 



1 the coal mines of Pennsvl- 
to VMUs drab barracks. 
.■uh-ocale of "the syslcra" he has 
id to sonic rat in need. He plans 
\irr as brief as possilile. Jim looks 
illi a good job and some Southern 
liK k in the world in the future and 
realized. 

"Jim" 



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PINTER NEWKIRK TRUMPORE 

Cranfohd, New Jersey 

Flectncal Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, 

S rgeant '■2, Color Private 1; Track 4; Swimming 3, 4; Glee 

'4. Distinguished Military Student 2; American Institute 

ot Electrical Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association. 

Pete journeyed to the glorious South from np in Yankee 
land and made the fatal mistake of entorini: \M\. But after 
becoming accustomed t<> the new l\i.c <if Htr. Ii< !i;is .sucreedrd 
in becoming one of the outstanding cailils m1 |ii> i Ij-snnd a true 
Citizen-Soldier. In athletics, academics and activities he has 
ahvnys Ih'cu above par. A man who knows how to live witli 
tlu' least worry and the most excitement, Pete is well liked 
by all ill barracks. His dependability, ambition and pleasing 
personality will certainly assure him of a great future. 

"Pete" 





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A 



lii.ili.fjv. Armor— Private 4, 3, '2, 1; \'irginia Acadeniv of 
S.iriHv ;i. J, 1; Richmond Club; Methodist Club; Officers of the 
(Hiiiid Association; Armed Forces Club 2; Shepherd Society 
1; Ai< hcology Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Soccer 4; Intraraurals 4, 3. 

"Tuck" is primarily kno\^ii for two things here at VMI. 
Tile first of these is his ultra-conservative attitude on money 
spending. It is rumored here that he pinched a nickel so hard 
liiat the Buffalo squealed. The second of these is his extensi\-e 
use of tactical evasive maneuvers, both with the Institute, 
and with many members of the opposite sex. His happy and 
carefree personality blend with groups of all descriptions. 
From here our boy goes to the ^ledical College of \'irginia 
to c\cntually become a doctor. Considering his ability to 
tiiink \^hen the chip.s are down and his ^-ast c\peiiencc as one 
(.f "Doc's" boys for four years, hc Iwm lie uon't nuss. 

"Tuck" 



sPLNCER (<)\KLF\ IK KIH 

I FXINGTON \irGIM\ 



nistor\ \rmor — Prn ite 4 

stn.l.nt ' Chiirmm fl iss 



1 ( orjior il 3; Distinguished 
>') 1 unti Counnittee; History 
I) I iilni nl \ I tint 1 l!i„niiintd Clerk 1; Distinguished 
\lilil,i\ ^IhI lit s«ninnni„ R it 4 \ arsity 3; Varsity 
It I I ill Miiiuir 4 Hi id Mmiger 3 2, 1; Intramurals; 
1 ,litor in Chia"l9o<) Bomb 1 lumor Fditor '2; CADET 
stift 3 2 1 R E DiNon English Socictv 1. International 
Ril itloiis Club 3, 2, 1 Glee Club 4, 3, 2 \rmed F.irces Club 
k 3, 2. 1: Canterburv Club 4; Episcopal C.idct Vestry 1; 
\b.iM.i:rair. Minstrel 4, '2; Cadet .-V.ssistant Librarian -2, 1. 
r<isl JAcliange Council '2, 1; Ring Figure Comiinttee -2; 
Publications Board; n'Ao'.s- TfVio .Im,.;,;; Stwicnts in Amcn- 
can Colleges and Universitie^-i. 



In his four years at VMI, Spencc ha 
y his constant activity, his ever inc 
iirk, and his often uproarious humor 



into almost every extra-curricular activih i hilii 

Ediln,slii|..,r ll,c■B<>^ liarra,ks.iill.|H.ii, nmiL 

less nl 11,,.,,. ,.,,.|n,li,.s, S|„.,„,,. 1,..,, 1 ,1, 1,, 1 

stain, ,,l l)|,llii^i.|,li..,l Sli„l,.n Ii ,. ,,l 


l,,,i„ the 

It.-ard- 

1,1. M the 

,ll^ and 


•|-|'i,,,iL.|', |„„„.,-ii,i;a liill „ l„.,liil,.,,l «,,rk ,11,1 i.-s] 
S|„.|i,,.r 1,:,, ,.:lv>..,x, l„...l, ..ll.i.. 1,, .1., "IIh .xIi.i |,,I, 
ali,l al^^;,^, h.is l,.,kru Imic (,. I„.|p Ills l.l,.|h. 1 l,il 

,;,,l,.| uilh,,,,) |.r,jblem, academic or othcruise. 

>[„.,,< ,!■', ,.i,,i,.avors have not been confined t, 
al,,i„. 11. -nil lias found time to work with "his 
l,,\Mi- I'rrh.ips his greatest satisfaction has come 
will ,. ,. from) this guidance work, for he plans 


.insil.iliU. 
or laxor" 
in.l l,ll.,« 

banacks 
,oys" up- 
from (and 
1 teaching 


"Spence" 




D()\ \.LD SCHOFIELD IL:\I 




\,.iioLK, Virginia 





III I i\. Infantry— Private 4, 3, '2, 1; Manager Varsity 
I! , I I hall 3, '2; Monogram Club 3, i, 1; Canterbury Club 4; 
(il , ( lull 4, 3; Armed Forces Club "2, 1; International 
Hclilioiis Chill 1; Tidewater Cliih 4, 3, 2, 1; History Club 
t i 2 1. 

On September 14, 19.5.5, there came to VMI from Norfolk 
the combat-ready "Ulmer." Besides acciuiring the reputation 
ot the world's greatest narrator, Donnie has done very well 
111 tour years at Vill. If not known to all as a swinging 
Ke\det, he still has accomplished much in this field. Many 
\m11 x\ell remember the Friday night when he was cornered 
b\ "Gunsmoke" in a dark alley in Lexington and all the 
pi inning of the next nine weeks that was lost for him. 
.Mthoiigh he has traveled the worhl, "riiiu-r" is still a 
Ti.lcwatcr boy at heart. In whatever Held he chooses, whetlu'r 
bum or tycoon, we are sure Donnie will do a Hue job. 

"Ulmer" 





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.IDIIX AI.LKN \A.\ KKSTKUKN 
Onancock, Virginia 

Clioniislrv, Air Fur«- Private 4, 3, 1, SerKeant -2; Distiii- 
fiuished Student 3; Distinguished AFROTC Cadet 1; Wrest- 
liiij; 3, '2, 1; Judo '2; American Chemical Society. 

This quiet guy came to VUl from the Eastern Sliore not 
kmnving exactly what lie was getting into. M first, he was 
lost without his motorcycle; liut with the prospect of flying, 
he adjusted him.-icif to'tlie system and thronglunit his four 
vears proved to he a worthv reprcsenlalive nl "llie Sliore." 

Although a im,d, standing ilieniistrv niaiur, it looks as if 
he will he deserting the lahoratories for the sky. V 
the air or in the lah, John will surely have no tnnihle 
friends and being successful. 

"John" 



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MICHAEL ANDREW VARGOSKO 

Bridgeport, Connecticut 

English, .\rmor — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Secoiul 
Lieutenant 1; English Society 4, 3; Intramurals 4, 3, -2, 1; 
Armed Forces Club 3, '2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; R. E. 
Dixon English Society '2, 1. 

This barbaric English major came out of V.inkec land to 
bless the walls of VML He is a serious young man who set 
out to do well both academically and militarily. He has 
managed to do well in both, and especially in his military 
accomplishments because he is a natural leader of men. If 
liis ability with books equaled his ability to lead, he wouldn't 
have ha<l to fight a four-year academic battle. 

ilike will leave the Institute with the idea of staying in the 
Army the rest of his life. If he doesn't, he will make as fine 
a civilian as soldier because he is a person who can take charge 
and carry responsibility. He shows this ability in everything 
he does — academics, military AND females! 

•■Mike" 



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JAMES GETER VER:\IILLI0N 

Norfolk, Virgixi.\ 
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Distinguished Military Student. 

Not ordy militarily, but also scholastically, Jim lias left 
ail cMcllent mark on VMI. One of Doc's true workers, he 
Ir.iiiird early how to spend his time in order to achieve 
iiiiiMiiiiiiii results, and that he has done. An excellent tennis 
))layer with a deep love for the game, he forced himself to 
give it up after his rat year in order to devote more time 
to his studies. As a frequent figure at all parties, he could 
always he seen with the fair Virginia Beach lass, "the Bet." 
Conscientious, and ingrained with a deep .sense of responsibility 
he ])artiripated widely in all activities, and made a fine name 
for hirn.self. One truly tops in the class of '59, he will most 
assuredly do well for'himself in the field of medicine. 

"Jim " 





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Civil Engineering, Artillerv — Private 4, 3, '2, 1; Monogram 
Club i, 3, i, 1 ; Wrestling Team 4, 3, -i, 1 ; Officers of the Guard 
Association 1; Monogram Minstrel 3, 1; American Society of 
Civil Engineers; Tidewater Club. 

" Walks" could easily be called "the little man with the 
.IS- " He came to VMI that fateful September of 1955 
iiu out the honor roll of "swamp rats" that were soon 
lilish their fame as both rats and upperclassmen. 
■ has been the instigator for many ideas for such things 

to make a million dollars as a civil engineer, how to 
I party. <:r how to take a tiip abroad. He will probablv 

niilliol, dollar... lie .vrlaiolv <ali liirow a party, and I's 
iking from hi.s la.^t trip abroad In a certain little island 

lia.-^ accomplislicd mucli in his four years here, not lu-'t 
lirally, but in gaining many long-lasting friendshi|)s 

tlic process, having many good times that will al\\a\s 
embered. 

"BiU" 



FR.WK HULL WHITE 

.\tl.\nt.\, Georgi.v 

Electric.il Engineering, Signal Corps-Private +, Corporal 3, 
Sergeant J. Lieutenant 1; Wrc.slling 4, 3, -.'. 1, Co-Captain 1; 
Di.-itingnisli.d Mibtarv Student; lio.Mn Slalf 4, 3; Deep South 
Club 4, 3, 'J; Ar.seiial Club; .\.ii.eriean In.stitute of Electrical 
Engineers. 

When Skip first came to V. ^L L lie wasn't quite sure, like 
the rest of n.s, »liat lie wa.s getting into, Init he was determined 
wlialever liap|)enecl lie was going to make the best of it. As \\ i 
coiitiiiueil ill our ladetsliip, we came to know him as a hard 
wiiikir. ,1 Inii' fiiciid and a tremendous competitior m his 

likrd ;in<! respected by all of us and we are sure 
and ability will reward him witli a responsible 



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.lOlTX PEXX WHITESrARVP:R 

Salem, \'iugixia 

Civil Engineering, Air Force — I'riv;itr 4, 1, Corporal 3, Supply 
Sergeant 2; Rat Swimming Team; N'ar^^ity Swimming Team; 
Glee Club; Monogram Minstrel; Commanders Dance Band: 
President Baptist Student Union; Executive Committee of 
the Religious Council; International Relations Club. 

Although a day student at VMI, Penn has found time for 
many activities above and beyond the call of duty. His in- 
terests lie in a wide range of activities from regular week ends 
to Salem, dragging a sabre beliind the band, touring the state 
with the dance band, to enjoying the finer things in life — 
women. 

Xot one for sacking out during "quiet hour," Penn usually 
could lie found wandering around the stoops collecting on his 
l»apcr route and doing his studying after taps in First Bat- 
talion Headquarters. 

If the enthusiasm that Penn has shown here at VMI is 
carried past the Institute, he may find himself in his favorite 
braneli of engineering — Executive Engineering. 

"Penn" 




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-Miami HiOArii, Flohida 

l';k-ctrieal liiigiuci-riiif;, Infantry— Private t, a, !>, 1; American 
Institute of Elcctrieal Knginoers; Cross Country 4; Indoor 
Irack -I; Outdoor track -t; IJifle team i, 3, 2; Intramurals 
4, 3, i, 1; Officers of tlie Guard Association; Florida Club; 
Amateur Radio Clul); Chess Club. 

"Witcli Doctor" came from the Swamps of Floriila to N'.MI 
with the idea to see and to conquer. He came and saw, but 
thai I onquered part — that's the bone of it all! Known his 
lliird class year as the "one star deserter, " this is a wonderful 
indication of his failure in his crusade to beat the system. 
.\ftcr a year of confinement Wich matured and pursued the 
finer arts, namely women. This was short lived however, 
since a certain someone came into his life; he has spent all his 
clliirls tryini; to liaTig on to her. Your Brother Rats know that 
yon will .succeed in this your chosen field — and in your minor 
liclil. Kleetrical Kngiiieering. 

"Bih" 



NEVINS HEXDRIX WILBIHX 

Martinsburg, West Virgi.via 

Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 1, Corporal 3, 
Sergeant '2; Armed Forces Club; American Society of Civil 
Kngineers; 1959 Ring Figure Committee; Officers of "the Guard 
.\ssociation; Manager of the Swimming Team; iTitramurals; 
WIMB Club. 

From out of the cultured section of the hills of West Virginia, 
Wilh set out for the Institute in the fall of '35. Endeared with 
many charms through his years at VMI, he has now joined 
the ranks among West Virginia's three foremost sons: John 
I.. Lew is, John Brown, and Sammy Snead. Now we all agree 
tliat Wilb is a dyamic West Virginian, but he had one weak- 
ness — BLOXOES, and a certain blonde named Ann stole his 
heart and still holds it fast. As his abilities have been proven 
tinu' and time again there is no need for further acclaims, 
so we wisli \Mlb and .Vim a happy future together. 

"Wilb" 



CLAREXCE LEE WILKIXSOX, JR. 

XORFOLK, ^'IRGINIA 

liiulogy, .\rmnr — Private 4, 3, -2, 1; Swimming 4; Intramurals 
t, 3, 2, 1; F. Co. Intramural Representative 1; Virginia 
-Vcademy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4. 3, '2; Tidewater 
Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Canterbury Club 4, 3, 2, 1; OGA 1; Ring 
l-'igure Committee. 

"The Big Wilk" or "Snipe" are words that will ring in 
l>arracks long after Lee has gone. Being a Tidewater boy 
"Wilk" has upheld that area's tradition of being a private 
for four years. Since he has remained a private, his interests 
have been able to be directed elsewhere. He can always be 
.seen representing F Co. in intramurals or writing a letter to 
little lady Linda. "Wilk" alwavs rounds out anv party when 
he makes his swinging entrefi. One of Doc's boys, "Wilk" 
lias deciiied on dentistry, and we know he will' contribute 
as much to that profession as he has to VMI. 

"Wilk" 



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\M1 1 I\M BRADLEY WILLARD, JR. 

\\ V^lIINCTON, D. C. 

('nil liufiineering. Infantry — Private 4, 3, "2, 1; American 
Nitiet\ (it Civil Engineers'-i, 3, i, 1; Rat Wrestling Team, 
\ .n^it\ A\restling Team 1; Intramurals 4, '2, 1; Cartoonist for 
the CVDKT and TURNOUT; Westminster Fellowship 4, -2. 

Brad \\ illard is a versatile person who has tried just about 
e\-erything once, from the "smoke jumpers" of Montana and 
the logging camps of Wyoming to the flii>lomatic society cf 
Washington. He has established ri.nlai i> all over the conti- 
nental United States and even ^ miuide. His versatility 

again shows up in his ability tn lr,i\ r ^( hn..! for a year to take 
ni the west then come back aTid get into tire .swiiig cf tlnTig.s 
here at VMI. His cheerful personalitv cnaliU> liini to gel 
along with all different kinds of people.' He has Ihal nnicpie 
ability of being a native of the region where he is at the time. 
Brad is a soldier of fortune, a lover of adventure and an ex- 
plorer in his own rights. If they ever need "smoke jumpers" 
on the moon, I'm sure Brad will be the first to volunteer. 

"Brad" 



CHARLES LEWIS WILLIS 

Bl.\ckw.\teh, Virgi.n'h 

Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; .\ineriean 
Society of Civil Engineers; Soccer; Intramurals; Swinming, 
Head 'Manager, Varsity and Rat; Sonthwcsl \'irginia Club; 
Cadet Waiter; Baptist'Student Union; The Chi/./, Bu.siness, 
Editorial, and Sports Staffs. 

Blaekwater outdid iN. If uh. n it x-nt "Blackwater Charlie" 
to VMI from the still- ni Soullmrsl Virginia. "The Black 
Plague," who has a haliit of si'tling a world record in every- 
tldng from tlie tales of Blaekwater to going steady with the 
most girls at one time, claims to have more nicknames than 
anyone in barracks — many unmentionable. We'll never know 
if the "Mole" ever realized lliMt VMI was a military school — 
or academic either. "Liftlf l!i.|)," who frctpienled summer 
school and was one of the " Ili^h\Miy Department Boys," was 
often seen in church social groups, tioshen P;iss and the Lexing- 
ton Police Station. Good luck on Blackwat<T's ever [irodueiiig 
another one. 

"Mole" 



JA.MES CAMBELL WOOD 

Arlington, Virginia 

Electric.nl Engineering. Air Force— Private 4, 3, 1, Sergeant '2; 

Wrestlin;; f. ;i. I ; TnM k 4; .\ri I Forces ( 'Inb 1; International 

Relalinn- Cliili 1; Ofheers of Ihe CnanI .Vss..ciation 1; Arsenal 
Club; Amerieau Institute of Electrical Engineers. 

When big Jim, alias the great procrastinator, ho|)pcd 
through Jackson Arch four years ago, VMI was in for a great 
surprise. Jim, never one li> let ;ii;i(le[iiies get in the way of 
extracurricular aetivitie-, h.i- been ene .4 the outstanding 
participants in many nt lh<' nieiiillini i/ed activities, note- 
worthy among these is the \ . I'. I. e\eur.-ioii of '58. 

Jim has always bein liked .ind respected throughovit the 
class and this man of Ttemy leiMnes and talents will ha\'e no 
trouble in the big cruel world to < nme. 

".Jim" 





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JAMES LOCKWOOI) WOOD, JR. 

BlilARCLIFF MaNOH, Xkw \\ 

Civil EiiKincrriiif;. Arlillery— Private 4, Corporal 3, Sur^jcant 
'.', First l,i,.|.l,iiaiil I; Rat Football 1; Rat Footliall Manager 
;!; X'arsil.v Fuutl.all Manager 3, 2, 1; Aim-ricaTi Society of 
Ci\il i'-ii^ineers 4, 3, ii, 1. 

•liin, Ihe wild man from Ihe hills ..f \'irninia. lias f;illeil 
us witli his tremendous pair of lungs and f\en greater stuinacli 
capacity. He is an ardent supporter of i AM study privileges. 
There is never a dull moment with this grinning character 
around. Although barracks was built to withstand centuries 
of stonus and thunder, no architect could anticipate the 
tremendous slioek waves this kid can produce by just opening 
his mouth. Jim is a civil engineer and a good one, ton, as long 
as he has his slide rule around. As for his ajjpclite, he has 
kept Colonel Ilanes' hair lhi)i because back in lil.M the corps' 
foo,l r,.„sunipli,,i, a.nil.lcl su.l.lenly. If Can.l can give him 
his slide rule, a piece of pie, and shut him in a souTid-proof 
room, peace and quiet is possible. Best of luck, Jim, and 
thanks for the many laughs you have given us. 

"Jim" 



L.VWRF.XCI-, MF.\I) WOOD 

Bui.\iiCLiKF M.\Noii, Xew Youk 

Chemistry, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, 
Second Lieutenant 1; American Chemical Society; Armed 
loices Club, Distinguished AFROTC Cadet; Wrestling 
f 3, 2, 1, Third Place, Southern Conference Wrestling Tourna- 
nunt 2, Intramurals 4; Westminster Fellowship; Murphy's 
Marauders 

Larr.\ entered \'MI with the pride and spirit of the corps 
alr<adN mstilled in him l)y his father, class of 1<)32. During 
Ills . idt tship he has been a firm supporter of the system, and 
' the school in every respect. Larry lield the esteem 



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« liether he pursues a military or civilian career, he will succeed 
d will always remain an honor to his Alma Mater. 

"Larry'* 



ELLIOTT IRWIX YOUXG 

Norfolk, Virgini.\ 

History, V S. Marine Corps— Private 4, 3, 2, 1; History 
llnb; Swimrning f; Business Staff, CADET, 3, 2; Outside 
Cinul.-ilion Mana-.r, CADI'T -i; Int. rnal lonal Relations 
Clnl.:j, 2. 1; OIH.vr, ,,t il,c CnanI Asson.-ii h„i 1 ; .Jewish Club 
t, 3. 2, 1; Religious Ciiiii.il 3. 2, 1; -(liil i.iu-e" Editor, '59 
Bomb, 1; Armed Forces Club 1; Little (Jviii Committee 2; 
Ti.lewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; Manzolillo's 
Riflles 1. Frustrated, 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Fresh from years of riotous living and amorous achievements 
and ready for four more, Cec blasted through Jackson Arch 
and almost immediately into the General Committee Room 
and onto Penalty Tour Road. Sin.r liis |{,it year he has 
fought violently both to keep strijics mII In, ,1, , \c and a beard 
on his face. As anyone will tell ynn. Ii.- lias succeeded. 
Although it is very doubtful that he will be recorded as the 
most military of mcTi at \'MI, he will always be remembered 
as one of the friendliest. In a iew words, he is one of the 
grossest men ever to run the block and one of the best. For 
honesty- and friendliness are the things one remembers, not 
uiipresscd pants. 

"Cec" 






SECOND CLASS OFFICERS 



Roy G. Quinn President 

Jon p. IIamric Vice President 

James A. Sayage Historian 




SECOND CLASS HISTORY 

A class (if the ^'i^gillia Mililan- Iiisliliilc is a uni(|Uf, iirj;aiiic unit. Il is unique because of its 
individuality in regard to the class system at \'M1 as well as that at other colleges. It is organic 
because it is a living thing, changing under the impact of developmental forces. 

.\t matriculation a group of young men was thrust into a strange, demanding .system. These 
men came from diverse regions and backgrounds; the.>' possessed diverse ambitions and drives. 
From this group would be forged the Class of 1960. 

These elements served as the molders of tiiis group: the academic, the military, and the Corps. 
Ikit to s])eak in less specific terms, the Class of 1960, that intangible thing which binds us together, 
was shaped by the mutual experience of its members. All faced the same challenges, and those 
challenges had to be faced together. Face them we did, as face them we do now. 

Our class is unique in that, as a whole, it has had experiences of which it alone can boast, 
and which influenced it uniquely. Every man of '60 felt the exhilaration of rebelliousness as one 
hundred doors slammed in impotent defiance on that winter night of our "Rat" year. They also 
suffered the dire consequences which descended with swift fury — the perhaps last running of the 
"Great Circle." The class also experienced the uneasy freedom of two weeks under no class system 
and realized that VMI without a class system was \'M1 without vitality. In one of its monumental 
experiences at VMI our class received its rings in five arches, to the tune of an unfamiliar waltz, 
both innovations of a sort. 

Our class has seen great activit\' in its three .>'ears at VISII. Alost important, the faculty has 
been valiantly striving to make VI\II a better center of learning. Also, military training has been 
intensified. As a consec|uence, we have been confronted with two ever-increasing demands — one 
academic, the other military. As our cadetshi]) progressed, studies took more and more time. Going 
hand in hand with this has been a general, gradual tightening of rules. In our third class year there 
was a tremendous temptation to focus attention on one or the other. The result was a marked 
growth in the size of the "new" penalty tour detail, and a great increase in the number of de- 
ficient hours. We now stand sobered by these experiences, with a more mature set of values and 
judgment. Those unable to meet these challenges ha\-e dejiarted. 

This organic growth in maturity and strength nf I he chi-.- cjin be attributed to the development 
of the individuals of the class. Yet, when the ociasioii arist'S, these men can unite to meet any 
problem within their scope, and the results are gratifying, lling Figure showed that while 
the individual cadet had his ordinary problems plus the extra personal worries which confronted 
him for such a big occasion, the class as a whole found the necessary time to devote to the weeks 
of planning and preparation which were needed to make Ring Figure the success it was. The spirit 
of our Ring Figure illustrated that when the members of the Class of 1960 lift their noses from 
the academic and military grindstone and unite behind a common purpose, there is a strength 
which will continue to reassert itself as challenges occur. 

Ring Figure w-as also a great landmark in another sense — a highpoint in the development of 
that intangible — the spirit of fraternity. The history of the class could be a history of parties: 
from the Rat picnic after cadre week to the somewhat different rat picnic at finals; of the first, 
wild class ])arty; of the first ac(|uaintance with Stevesville and the Crow's Nest; the expeditions to 
Florida and other i)oints of interest; the Corps tri|)s; tlie informal, risky gatherings in barracks. 
All of these are manifestations of the fraternity which has developed with the passing years. This 
is an integral part of the Class of "60. 

Another characteristic of the class is individuality. To live at VMI necessitates a certain de- 
gree of conformity, which is dictated primarily- by tratlition and the military system. Tradition 
sets forth ethical standards and modes of behavior, while the military imposes a system of regulatory 
rules which tends to automatize the cadet. It would seem that the product of VMI would be the 
organization man — the unimaginative "yes man" who obeys without making an intellectual 
judgment. But the man of "60 has received an education which promotes self betterment, and this 
characteristic has been evidenced in the class history. In our third class year we attempted an 
"unusual" resurrection in that no physical stress was brought on the "Rat." Also, we greatly 
simplified the design of our ring, and the result was the bold symbol of cadetship that we all now 
proudly wear. The pomp of the Ring Figure was greatly simplified, without a loss of the grandeur 
of that great event. 

The character of the Class of 1960 rests on the strength of its members who have exjierienced 
the self-betterment which the VMI experience incidcates. It is this strength that will he called on as 
the class assumes the responsibility- of the first class year — its greatest challenge to date. The 
challenge is great; the judgment we utilize in meeting it will wield influence on VMI as well as 
the individuals of the Class of 1960. 




Gmvgc Roljert Ax 
Lexington, Virginia 

John Hanson Barr 
Hope, Arkansas 

Paul llartiii Bayliss 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Carl Alton Benner, Jr 

Arlington. Vir-inia 



Pearic A, Tlionipson Bibb, Jr 
K,,an.,ki-. Virginia 

David George Bisset 
Dayton, Ohio 

Hngh Hamlet t Blackwell 
Wytheville, Virginia 

Buwlman Tarleton Bowles 
Chattanooga, Tennessee 



William Clivie Boxley, III 
Raleigh, North Carolina 



Oscar .Jerome Brittingham, III 
\\'ar\vick, Virginia 



Archibald McDowell 
Norfolk, Virginia 



Seaiiorn Flourno\' Brown 
Mexico, D. F.; Mexico 



Shirley Maurice Brown, Jr 
Roanoke, Virginia 



Vancis Marion Bruce. Jr. 
Sperryville, Virginia 



James David Byrley 
Pearisburg, Virginii 



R.,brrt Coleman Cahlnvll 
Vivian. l...ni>i;uia 



Bavliss 0'N,.al Callaliam 
(llcM Allen. Virginia 



ronanl OranI C, 
Hirlinioud. Virj 



George Bryan Carver 
Hot Springs, Virginia 



J,}hn Barrv Carv. Jr 
Richmond. Virgin! 



Asliby Lyle Chamberlain 
Chevy Chase, Maryland 



Badie Travis Clark. .Jr. 
WiNon. Xnrlli Carolina 



Holi.-rt Kduanl (lav. Jr 
Simthlicld, Virginia 



GrnVKr VvruUrv CM, 
Kairvi.'W, l>rnnsylv;i 



H,,l„-i-| SMimirl Corhraii, Jr 
\,-» Orlraiis, I.,.iiisi.-.1M 



,luv lid Cullins 
Wise, Virginia 



Frederick Iliiinplirev Daniel Cook 
Irviiifjl Vir-iiiia 



:>llll .I..M-],ll C.Uf.'Ill 

Xorlolk, \-iri;ii.ia 



George Irviii 
Sutrolk, \) 



William Frank Cress:, 
Wiishingtou, 1). C, 



Rnymoiul Francis Crickenberger 
Lynchburg, Virginia 



Thomas Nance Daniel 
Bristol, Virginia 

Edward Braxton Davis, III 
Portsmouth, \'irginia 

Nicholas Ray Delaplane 
Front Royal, Virginia 

Anthonv DiCaprio 

Rid id Hill, New York 



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Hunl.T Thompson Dovel 
Kiiniy, Vir-inia 



William Minor Driver 

Rockbridge Baths, Virginia 



Donald Keister Duncan 
Bradley, West Virginia 



Richard Edward Duncan 
Reva, Virginia 



r.-mis Alexan.lrr Dunlap, Jr 
Pulaski, Virginia 

William Alfred Elliott 
Sutt'olk, Virginia 

William Clute Enniss 
Norlolk, Virginia 

Frank Louis Ferrier 
Atlanta, Georgia 



Christopher Ryland Fleet 
Arlington, Virginia 



Vaughn Murrell Foxwell 
Princess Anne, Maryland 



James Boyd French 
Gary, West Virginia 



Jauies William Gale 
FrcdericksWurg, Vi 





W'illinin \'ernoii Gates, Jr. 
Alexandria, Virginia 

James Olien Gibson 
Jticlimond, Virginia 

William Oscar Giles, III 
Roanoke, Virginia 

James Gratton W. Gillespie, Jr. 
Newport News. Virginia 



i (io.Mwillie. Ill 



lla.iiplnii, Vi 



Knrirjue Gorbea, Jr. 
Saiiturce, Puerto Rico 



Iciirge Rawlings Gough 
Port Huron, Michigan 



■ Wallace Grafton 
inia Beach, VirgiTiia 



Leonard Tliomas Graham 
Forest Hills, New York 



t'oiiard Roberts Grave 
liichmond, Virginia 



.lames Rutherford Greathead 
Richmond, Virginia 



Robert Ross Hamilto 
Gate City, Virginia 



Donough Cole Hammonds 
Lancaster, Kentucky 



Jon Phillip Hamric 
Lexington, Virginia 



David Archer Havcock 
Falls Clinrch, Virginia 



;cral,l F.lward Herrman 
Lancaster, New York 



John Xirh,,las lli'stcr, III 
Hcidsville, North Carolii 



John Robert Hilliard 

Patrick Air Force Base, Florida 



l.ald llorgan, Jr. 



inmel Watson Horner 
Alexandria, Virginia 



Pclcr William Houck 
L\'nchburg, Virginia 



'arroll Cody Hudson, Jr. 
(iastonia. North Carolina 



William Franklin Huggins 
Fincastle, Virginia 



Jay Henry Jarrett 

Falls Church, Virginia 



Brian Lconnnl KaiU' 
Mnssnpequa, New York 



Willlani Chark-s Kwii; 
Albany, New York 



William Uussi-rKiiig 
Alexandria, Virginia 



Liinvooil Polk Knight, Jr. 
PiirtsiniHllh, Virginia 



William Loo Know los. Jr 
Portsmuntli, \'irginia 



Garrard Partitt Kramer 
Merion, Pennsylvania 



Thomas Joseph Kurkow ski 
Endieott, New Y'ork 



Robert Neil LaGarde 
Salem, Virginia 



Bradford Gregory Lampshire 
Arlington, Virginia 



Jerry Livingstone Lawson 
Quantico, Virginia 



William Thomas Leary 
Portsmouth, Virginia 



Wayne Anthony LeBlang 
Park Ridge, Illinois 




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Charles Frederick Leonard, III 
Fort Beiuiing, Georgia 



Sterling Monroe Lewis, Jr. 
Monaca, Pennsylvania 



George Duncan MacMillan, Jr. 
Edison Township, New Jersey 



David Michael Maddox 
Union, New Jersey 



Carlton Alviii Mallory 
Jacksonville, Florida 



Darryl Thomas Markland 
Herald, Virginia 



Earl Darwin Marquette 
Lynnhaven, Virginia 



Gordon Marshall Shoemaker, Jr. 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 



Daniel Hoover Marston 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Edward Albert Martin 
Malvernc, New York 

Charles William McGavock, Jr. 
Mexico, D. F., Mexico 

Peter John McGue 
Roanoke, Virginia 





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George Patrick Miller 
A. P. 0., New York, Xe 



Richard Sidney Millt-r 
Phoenixville, PeTiiisvK 



Samuel Augustus Miller 
Bueiia Vista, Virginia 



Joseph Lee Morabit 
Butler, Pennsylvai 



Jnlin K.hvanl Mnorv 

Silver Spring, Maryland 

Howard Thomas Moss 
Riclimond, Virginia 

Michael Yerger Moss 
Nashville, Tennessee 

Richard C. Murphy 
Xori'olk, Virginia 



Fredrik Hugh Murrill 
Greenwich, Connecticut 



John Montgomery S. Myers 
York, Pennsylvania 



Reed James Myrick 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 




John Callaway Olsen 
Roanoke, Virginia 



Michael William Ondos 
LiV>rary. Pennsylvania 



Jnlin Ridgely Parks, Jr. 
Falls Church, Virginia 



William Gallatin Paxton 
Norwich, Connecticut 



David Randolph Pettyjohn 
Lynchburg, Virginia 



George Garlington Phillips, Jr 
London Bridge, \^irginia 



-lolin Nagy Pickering 
Caracas, Venezuela 



Mi<-hael Herbert Pitt 
Portsmouth, Virgini 



aines Allen Pittman 
( )tis Air Force Base, Massachusetts 



-lames Bobbitt Powell 

Elon College, Nortli Carolii 



John Sharpe Powell 

Elon College, North Carolii 



Lawrence Jackson Puckett 
Augusta, Georgia 



Joii Anderson Quinn 
Wilmington, Dclawiirc 



Roy Gilmer Quinn 
Kiist Point, Gcorj 



Francisco Ramirez. Jr 
Norfolk, Virgini:i 



Edward Ilcrndon R(. 
Cartsville. Vir-iiii:i 



Howard Willin.n Holli, Jr 
Klbridgc, \cH '(-..rk 



clil.ui-f;. Vi 



George Daliar Salaita 
Big Stone Gap, Virginii 



Richard Lee Saudcr 
Wheeling, West Airgii 



.laincs Christian Scliaaf, Jr. 
Clearwater, Florida 

Jimmy Wa.vne Seele,y 
Roanoke, Virginia 

John Bricker Seamon 
West Jefferson, Ohio 

Manuel Osvaldo Seda 

Baldrick. H. R., Puerto Ri. 



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Pliilip Thompson Shiner 
Front Royal, Virginia 

IIcTiry Garnett Shirley 
Pearisburg, Virginia 

William Caroll Simpson 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Stephen McLean Slattery 
Hopewell, Virginia 



Alexander Fairleigh E. Smith 
Grosse He, Michigan 



Dallas Edwards Smith 
Tunstall, Texas 



James Arthur Smith, HI 
Birmingham, Alabama 



Robert Clarence Smith 
Burlington, North Caroli) 



Thomas Howard Smith 
Roanoke, Virginia 



Robert Earl Sommer 
Charlottesville, Virginia 



William Edward Spence, Jr, 
Hampton, Virginia 



Thomas Joseph Spicuzza 
Norfolk, Virginia 








William Lawrence Spicuzza 
Norfolk, Virginia 



Don Philip Spivey 

Charlotte, North Carolina 



Marian Archibald Steele 
Chester, Virginia 



Joseph Taylor Stewart, Jr, 
Franklin, Virginia 



Richard Thomas Stubbleheld 
Danville, Kentucky 



Tazewell Franklin Thompson, Jr 
Lynnhaven, Virginia 



Carl Herbert Thornburg 

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin 




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THIRD CLASS OFFICERS 

Wyatt B. DrRRETTE, Jr President 

Lee D. Uadgett Vice President 

Roger W. Spencer Uistoridn ^^^ 

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THIRD CLASS HISTORY 

Almost two years liavc passed siiiee the bleak fall of 1957 when .'UG 3'oung, arrogant high 
school kids strode through T/imits Gates on their way to a new way of life, known as the VMI 
way. We had been guided here for reasons as varied as our number, but wc soon discovered that 
our success, individually and collectively, depended a great deal on how well we unified ourselves 
as a class through an inlangible, ever-growing force — the Brother Rat spirit. 

The Ral year somehow came to an end, a rather belated one — -in June — because the First 
Class suddenly saw fit to substitute a long and tough resurrection for the final company room and 
meal formation in the Hat Line. Spring Hike, exams, and Finals flew by in a blur of whirlwind 
activity, and we were finally released to trace our separate paths back into the reality of the out- 
side w('.rid. 

The close of an unbelievably abbreviated summer found the Class of 1961 returning to the 
now familiar barracks on the vocal end of the ancient, hallowed cry, "Whoa, Rat!!" That the 
summer furlough had counted its usual toll was evidenced by the fact that only 75% of our original 
number decided to answer the call of the Institute to take up the second term of our four-year 
burden. On us fell the responsibility of enforcing upon the new recruits the rigidity of the military 
system with which we ourselves had so recently been acfjuainted, and we took to our task with 
a vengeance. 

The football team, composed partially of athletes from "61, flashed through one early season 
victory after another, spurred on by the powerful, stadium-rocking blasts of a new "Little John." 
It looked as if the Flying Keydets were ticketed for a second consecutive undefeated season, but 
this was not to be. Going into the Tech game, the team sported a fancy 6-1-2 record. (This, how- 
ever, could not top the 10-3-45 record, picked up by members of the "Blacksburg Brigade" for an 
expensive midnight excursion to Hokeyland via VMI laundry truck.) 

A step forward was taken by the Class of '61 when the returns from our first class party, 
attended solely by members of the Third Class, put us fai- into the black half of the financial ledger. 

Class sweaters and emblems were made available just in time for the Ring Figure weekend, 
to the joy and amazement of all concerned. Jealous!}' regarded as large and grotesque by some 
members of other classes, the "61 emblem combines a striking, original design with broad, bold 
colors to form a decidedly different type of symbol. 

Much to our dismay, we found our subjects a little bit harder, teachers a little more strict, 
and study time a prized possession the winter of this, our sophomore year in college. Exams crept 
upon the Corps like an approaching ogre and left a number of us the worse for wear. 

All thoughts of studies were put far into the background with the advent of Midwinters, the 
running girl, and the Kingston Trio. A second party netted us a small financial profit, but much of 
its value cannot be interpreted in monetary terms. Such functions served to bring the class to- 
gether as a stronger, more closely-knit unit, an absolute necessity in a school such as ours where 
student government and discipline is primarily based on the class system. 

The rapidly approaching summer finds us not unprepared to take our places in "A Midsummer 
Night's Dream," as VMI's junior year is termed by those supposedly in the know. A ring has 
been designed and a green stone chosen. Resurrections, parties, dances, and picnics are all behind 
us, and we can see in the future pleasant visions of Ring Figure, 1959, and Finals, 1961. 

These are the two goals of ever\' cadet who ever repeated the inscrijjtion on the parapet, and 
we, Brother Rats, should find them well worth the effort required of us to remain here in "Hell's 
Half -Acre." 




Class! 



Harbert Lee Rice Alexander 
Jackson, Tennessee 

Cliarles Henry AUigood 
Hampton, Virginia 

Tliomas William Alvey, Jr. 
Clearwater, Florida 

Russell Wayne Andrews 
McGalieysvillc, Virginia 



Louis John Anjier. Jr 
Denver, Colorado 



Gerald Darden Austin 
Hampton, Virginia 



Kenneth Joseph Ayala 
Lakeland, Florida 



Frederick Hope Ayers, III 
Portsmouth, Virginia 



George Russell Aylor, Jr, 
Alexandria, Virginia 



Thomas Edwin Artman 
Chillicothe, Ohio 



John Ronald Babb 
Ivor, Virginia 



Lee Douglas Badgett 
Belleville, Illinois 



R„v Charles Bailev, Jr. 
Ft. McClellan, Alabama 

Douglas Early Ballard 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Jeffrey August Barg 
Denville, New Jersey 

.\lphonso Sledge Barger, Jr. 
Chattanooga, Tennessee 



Jackie Rayburn Bel 
Oceana, Virginia 



David Andrew Bella 
Riverside, Connecticut 



James Robert Berger 
Richmond, Virginia 



James Van.\llen Bi.kfonl, 111 
Norfolk, Virginia 



an Michael Bissell 
uarock, Massachusetts 



Stanley Boleski, Jr. 
Hammond, Indiana 



John Clarke Booth, III 
.\rlington, Virginia 



Walter Re 
I'lttsbnr 



■ves Bo.ssart 

;h, I'cnil.sylvania 



of 1961 



Thomas Clarke Bradsliaw, Jr. 
Blackstonc, Virginia 

William Thomas Braithwaite 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Charles Sullivan Brown, Jr. 
Bayside. Virginia 

Walter Marvin Brvant. Ill 
Lynehl.urg, X'irginia 



John Willarfl Butler, Jr 
Portsmouth, Virginia 



Robert Edgar Burks 
Roanoke, Virginia 



Richard Cary Butler 
Clifton Forge, Virginia 



Francis Henry Hill Browning 
Greenwich, Connecticut 



Don O'Neill Calkins 
Detroit, Michigan 



Robert Douglas Callander 
Alexandria, Virginia 



Martin Leigh Caples 

Princeton Junction, New Jersev 



Henry St. George Tucker Carmichael, III 
Lexington, Kentucky 



Leonard George Christie, Jr. 
Pottersville, New Jersey 



Heriot Clarkson 
Cismont, Virginia 



Benjamin Creighton Cleveland 
Nogales, Arizona 



Jerry Frank Coen 
Dallas, Texas 



Robert MotoTi Coltranc, Jr. 
Hampton, Virginia 

Larry Milfred Cook 
Hampton, Virginia 

Robert Leigh Copeland, Jr. 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

W^arren Lynn Copenhaver 
Wytheville, Virginia 




Levin Bruce Cottinghai 
Riclimond, Virginia 



Stuart Joseph Crow 

Short Hills, New Jersey 



Harvey Lacque Curlee 
Yorktown, Virginia 



Dennis Wade Curtis 
Hopewell, \'irginia 




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William Howard Dabney 
Gloucester, Virginia 

A\'illiam Kirkwood Dance 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Jonathan Myrick Daniels 
Keene, New Hampshire 

James William Daniels, Jr. 
Bon Air, ^•irginia 



Edgar Collins Doleman, Jr. 
Carlisle Barracks, Penn.sylv 

Charles Alison Drescher 
London Bridge, Virginia 

Wyatt Beazley Durrette, Jr. 
Franklin, Virginia 

Howard Dyer, III 

Greenville, Mississippi 



Grant Lee Kddy 

Charlottesville, Virginia 

Kenneth George Ederle 
Jamaica, New York 

David Robert Elliott 

South Weymouth, Massacliusclts 

Gerald Thomas Eubank 
Bron.\, New York 



William Ball Eubank, Jr 
RichmoTid, Virginia 

Paul Lee Everett, III 
Suffolk, Virginia 

Donald Reed Fang 
Toledo, Ohio 

Floyd Randolph Farleigh 
Portsmouth, Virginia 



Dennis Smith Ferebee, Jr. 
Oceaiui, \'irginia 

Charles Albert Finnigan, Jr 
Charlottesville, Virginia 

William Shry Font 
Frederick,' Maryland 

Edwin Firoved Fox 
Frederick, JLirvland 



Harrison Lewis Fridley, Jr. 
Co\*ington, Virginia 

Seaton Bloodworth Fulghum 
Richmond, Virginia 

Charles Harold Fuller 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Joimnv Lee Funkhouser 
Mount Jackson, Virginia 



of 1961 



Clilford FioM FHlli. .Ir 
Lexington, \'irninia 



George Hiirlnml'l llal.v (inrris 
WiiniinL't D.-lawMiv 



William Russell Gihljings 
Bayside, \'irginia 



Raino Miolu-anx Gilbert 
Fairfax. \'irginia 



Paul Joseph Goldman 
Alexandria, Virginia 



Hugh Foster Gouldthrope, Jr. 
Warrenton, Virginia 



Frank Everett Grayson, III 
Radford, Virginia 



Louis Andrew Grazulis 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Gerald Francis Grogan 
Hampton, \'irginia 



William Russell Haeberlein 
Havertown, Pennsylvania 



Raymond Joseph Hanlein 
W^ashington, D. C. 



Wendell Hala 
(.0, New York 



David Vincent Harbach 
Reading, Pennsylvania 



Thomas Edgar Harman 
Arlington, Virginia 



James Lee Harrison 
Bedford, Ohio 



Joseph Lvnn Hartford 
Hamilton, Ohio 



Richard Allen Hartman 
Danville, Pennsylvania 



John Battle Haslam, II 
St. Petersburg, Florida 



Maxwell Lee Haydon 
W^eems, Virginia 



Charles Ratliff Henkle 
Mavisdale, Virginia 



George Durham Henning 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Paul Eldon IliU 

Freeport, PennsyK'ania 

WMlliam Albert Hill 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Carl Martin Hirsch 
New York, New Y'ork 



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Class 



Marvin Edgar Hollowell, Jr 
Raleigh, North Carolina 



Ralph Rodney Hollowell 
Portsmouth, Virginia 



Horace Dunbar Hoskins, Jr. 
Lynchburg, Virginia 



Willard Dunbar Hoskins, HI 
Lynchburg, Virginia 



Robert Edward Lee Huddle, III 
Wytheville, Virginia 



Hubert Bland Hudgins 
New Point, Virginia 



Roderick Malcolm Hudgins, Jr. 
Rutherfordton, North Carolin 



Richard Dillow Huneycutt 
Appalachia, Virginia 



Henry Cleveland Huntsberry 
Winchester, Virginia 



Richard Swann Hurley 
Richmond, Virginia 



Richard Clayton Jarvis 
Glasgow, Virginia 



Paul Wilson Jenkins 

Colonial Beacli, Virginia 



Edward Ernest Johnson, III 
Memphis, Tennessee 



Paul Joseph Johnston 
New Rochelle, New York 



Lionel Troy Jones, Jr. 
Norfolk, Virginia 



Thomas Laurence Jones 
Freeport, New York 



Michael Good Jutton 
Liverpool, New York 



Lynn Frank Kasel 
Munster, Indiana 



William Henry Keech 
Richmond, Virginia 



Bruce William Kelley, Jr. 
Hyattsville, Maryland 



Louis Sherwood Kiger 
Lynchburg, Virginia 



Graham Oakes King 
Chicago, Illinois 



Peter Shell Kleinberg 
Waban, Massachusetts 



Mitchell Ronald Kot 
Milford, Connecticut 



of 1961 



Frederick Kiirl Kre.ssiercr 
Brooklyn, New York 



Ilarokl Albert Kurstodt, Jr. 
Mountain Falls, Virginia 



Edward James Kysar, Jr. 
Watcrtown, New York 



William Murray I,a<key 
I.eNinnlon, Virginia 



Van Thomas Langdon 
Newport, Rhode Island 



Charles .Vlfred Lefon 
Richmond, Virginia 



Kenneth Phillips Legum 
Lynnhaven, V'irginia 



Thomas Anthony Lento, Jr. 
South River, New Jersey 



Owen .\kers Lester, Jr 
Hopewell, Virginia 



Richard Bruce Lindquist 
Rochester, Michigan 



Benjamin Parrott Lynch, Jr. 
Portsmouth, Virginia 



Oscar Kent Mabry 
Lexington, Virginia 



lavid Allen Magee 
Petersburg, \'irginia 



Joseph Patrick Mahoney 
Atlanta, Georgia 



Charles Lynnhaven Manly 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 



John David Martin 
Alexandria, Virginia 



Leonard Daniel Martin, Jr 
Fort Lee, Virginia 



William Maurer 

Roslyn Heights, New York 



Allen Leslie McCormick, III 
Ravenna, Ohio 



Eugene Russell McDan 
Vernon Hill, Virginia 



James Robert McDonald 
Alexandria, Virginia 

John Wellen McDougall 
Nashville, Tennessee 

Curtis Scranton McDowell 
Halstead, Kansas 

Sylvester McGinn, Jr. 

Newton Center, Massachusetts 





Class 



Judsoa Cole McLester, III 
Great Neck, New York 

Richard Manning McMurry 
Decatur, Georgia 

Warren Harding McNamara 
Hampton, Virginia 

Harold Randolpli McXeniar 
Lexington, Virginia 



John Craton Miller 

Webster Groves, Missouri 

John David Miller 
Erlton, New Jersey 

James Arinet Miner, Jr. 
Madisonville, Kentucky 

Kent Allen Modine 
Falls Chnrcli, X'irginia 



Gerald Newton Mollock 
Petersburg, Virginia 

John Joseph Moorcones 
Purcellville, Virginia 

James Vance Mowery 
Richmond, \'irginia 

Paul Barry Myatt 
Ricluuond, \'irginia 



Hershell B. Murray 
Ashland, Kentucky 



Andrew Myruski, Jr. 
Chester, New York 



James Stephen Needham 
Washington, D. C. 



iilliam .Tackson Xelnis, III 
Kh.lira, Xew York 



Denis Nicholas 
\'enice, Florida 



Frank Anthony Oley 
Wantagh, New Y'ork 



James Leroy Oliver 
Covington, Virgini 



Philip BarrvOrndord 
Hoaiiokr. Virginia 



Richard Heath Parker 
Ricluuond, Virginia 



Kenton Branch Patrick 
Hampton, Virginia 



Gilbert Michael Payne 
.\lexandria, Virginia 



Roland Willard Phillips. Jr. 
Pungoteague, Virginia 



of 1961 



aii.ii.-l (•(.melius I'liillinj 
Xi.rfulk, \-irKiiiiM 



Jiiincs 'riioiiiiis I'lilc'Kai 
Narrows, Virgiiiiii 



Robert Curt Polk 
Xorfolk, Virt'iiiii 



Ooufiliis MIchnol Popp 
Cn.nlorcl, \o« Jersey 



William Edward Powell 
Front Royal, Virginia 

Paul Barnard Pnwcrs 
Ossiiiing, \eu York 

Joe Bertram Preston, II 
Culpeper, Virginia 

Mannin;,' William Puelte 

Hendersonville, North Cart.lii 



Arehiinedes Raniirez 
Xorfolk, \'irginia 

William Anderson Redd 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Robert Arthur Reitz 

Pittsburgh, Pennjslvania 

William Larry Respess 
Newport News, Virginia 



Kenner Cralle Rice, III 
Courtland, Virginia 



Gates Thornton Richards 
Cineinnati, Ohio 



Thomas Ridout 
Tazewell, Virginia 



James Kirk Ring, Jr. 
Roanoke, Virginia 



Donald Clyde Rishell 

Mackeyville, Pennsylvania 



Leonard Pascal Roberts 
Roanoke, Virginia 



Floyd Nelson Roberts 
Dunedin, Florida 



John Wayne Rndibangh 
Rogers, Ohio 



Marion Gilmer Runion 
Radford, Virginia 



William Thomas Rutledge, Jr 
Chase City, V^irginia 



Roy Franklin Schail, Jr. 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 



William Edward Schmidt, III 
Spring Hill, Alabama 





Class 



leverly Hester Scott 
Franklin, Virginia 



Francis Marie 
Buffalo, Xe 



I Semans 
• York 



Ashton Carl Shaw 

Ft. Sam Houston, Texas 



Louis James Shuba 

Washington, Pennsylvania 



Stephen Edward Smallwood 
Petersburg, Virginia 



Holmes Steele Smith 
Manassas, Virginia 



Leonard Clayton Smith 
Plasterco, V'irginia 



Malcolm Barrv Estes Smith 
Crosse He, Michigan 



Roger Wayne Spencer 
Riclmiond, Virginia 



John Beauford Staley, Jr. 
Colonial Heiglits, Virginia 



Jolin Bonneau Steadman 
Richmond, Virginia 



Fred Thomas Stephenson 
Four Oaks, Virginia 



Walter Off Stokes 
Lynchburg, V'irginia 



Richard Bryon Stone 
Virginia Beach, Virgii 



Russell Riley Stone 
Bassett, Virginia 



Robert Esker Stoy 
Alexandria, Virginia 



Roger Norman Suiter 
Roanoke, Virginia 



Howard Sutton, III 
Riclimond, Virginia 



Alexander Michael Szczapa 
Lawrence, Massachusetts 



Mahone Taylor Tarrall. Ill 
Virginia Bcacli, Virginia 



Ashby Brooke Taylor, III 
London Bridge, \'irginia 



Kenneth Shelor Templeton 
Lynchburg, Virginia 



Andrew Jackson Thacker, Jr. 
Richmond, Virginia 



John Cufer Tharrington 
Norfolk, Virginia 



of 1961 



I*;iul Siiijier Tliompson 
H.lht-sda, Maryland 

William James Toker 
Euclid, Ohio 

Gcorjje Mason Van Ordi'ii 
Triangle, Virginia 

Salvatore John Vitale, Jr. 
Copiague, Long Island, N, 



Carl It.ilK'rt v.ui Ilellens 
Kabul, Afghanistan 

Christopher Walz 
Alexandria, Virginia 

George Thorpe Ward, Jr. 
Mobile, Alabama 

Michael Roger W'ash 

Travis Air Force Base, Calif. 

Richard Dunton Weede 
San Diego, California 



Irvin Beech Wells, III 
Abingdon, Virginia 

Lawrence Edward Wetsel, Jr. 
Warrenton, Virginia 

Roy Wilson Whitehouse, III 
Hampton, Virginia 

John Dewev Wiggins, Jr. 
Falls Church, Va. 

Donald McLean Wilkinson 
Richmond, Virginia 



Larry Ellsworth Williams 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Robert Franklin Williamson 
London Bridge, Virginia 

James Joseph W'ilson 

New Brunswick, New Jersey 

St. Clair Frederick W'iniker, Jr. 
Danville, Virginia 

William Robert Winslow 
Winter Park, Florida 



Donald (Irant Wise 
Portsmouth, Va. 

Archie Hanne Witt, III 
Greensboro, Virginia 

Stuart Edward W'oodcock 
Richmond, Virginia 

John Howlett Woodfin 
Richmond, Virginia 

William Luckett Woodford, Jr 
Wytheville, Virginia 



Roy Wilson Wynn, Jr. 
Petersburg, \'irginia 

David Hack Yerger 

Colonial Heights, Virginia 



Richard Henry Youngblood, Jr. 
Wilmington, North Carolina 

Karl Frederick Zick 
Gary, West Virginia 




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FOURTH CLASS 




FOURTH CLASS HISTORY 

Very few of us liiid over .seen tho place before on thai leiilh day of September 1958 . . . After 
saunteriiif;' in Jackson Arch, we spent a moment, wondering;- wlietlier tliose (hcary walls reflected 
hostility or friendship — but only a moment. We ((uickly fouinl the answer in the violent yelling 
of the upi>erclassnien who swarmed down upon us. Apprehension and wonder, and a little fear, 
crowded away the nostalgia, as we heard over and again, "You Misters keep your eyes straight 
ahead! You think you're civilians or something!? .Vnd you there. Mister, gel 'em down and back 
— way back. Rat. You pull that chin in when I'm talking to you. INSIDK Ilia! collar! " It seemed 
they would never stop. So — we were here. 

A few of us managed to adapt to our new worhl rather smoothly. Most of us, however, found 
those first weeks, and months, very trying. It was hard — almost unbearably .so — but the system 
was meant to be that way, THEY said. It developed a boy's character into that of a man, TUFA' 
said. And so we continued pressing up the hill of .science, but in those first days, we hardly felt 
noble. And we were "Certified" sure that this was not a "healthful and plea.sant abode." 

They didn't waste any time begiuTiing to develoj) our characters. Right away, we l)egan to 
share in the indomitable spirit of the Big Reel, for fooll)all games with the chance for a few moments 
of freedom and cheer rallies with the opportunity to let off steam were wciiMme diversions in the 
normal rigors of the Ratline. We caught up the infectious enthusiasm of I he football season and 

always managed to include the latest news of the Big Red in letters li e, which contained little 

else but the usual gripes that life was completely miserable. 

Then came our first hop weekend, and just in time, too. We'd almost lost the desire to stick 
it out, but the relaxation of Openings gave an added boost to our drooping spirits. 

The next Monday, grim reality returned as we went back to the highway-near-the-rail-on-the- 
stoop. We were suddenly faced with the task of learning everi/thiini in The Bullet:, a collection of 
completely useless facts and figures designe<l especially to tax the already confused minds of help- 
less Rats. Sessions overheard went something like this: "Yes sir, I'm positive Sir Moses Preston 
was the fifth Superintendent"; or, "Sir, for supper tonight we have hot roast beef, assarted dry 
cereal, and . . . er, ah . . ." "You're up" became the almost standard rejoinder of the swarms 
of viciously smiling thirds. 

The first really important chapter in the life of the Rats of '62 came with our first Resurrection. 
We came to agree that this strange process was hardly describable in words. It is sufficient to say 
that at the end of three days, we had decitled it might be better after all if we kept our chins in, 
at least on the lower three stoops. These were the times we cursed ourselves for ever coming here, 
or our parents for sending us, or anyone else who came to mind. But we stayed, if only because it 
was impossible to leave. 

One uni(|ue highlight of our Rat career was an episode in which we took great pride. That 
was the hit we made with Christine Can're on her visit here soon after the great ( orps expedition 
to Norfolk. Right away she became the "Sweetheart of the Corps," and our (lass seemed to make 
such a hit with her that the thirds were almost willing to return to the Ratline. 

Ring Figure gave us a new slant on life at the Institute. ^Nlost of us decided then that we'd 
stay to the day when this would be our weekend. After this, the days until Christmas went quickly, 
but not half so quickly as the unbelievably abbreviated two weeks we spent at home. 

On returning from furlough we found something besides the Ratline to sweat about — grades. 
Then came jNIidwinters, "les femmes" again, and we were halfway through. It seemed impossible 
we had come this far, but within a few weeks, we found there was yet much more. The consoling 
thoughts of Easter were interrupted briefly by Resurrection again. This time we lay awake nights 
thinking up ingenious schemes to er, ah . . . "evade" the early morning excursions. Many tried, 
but few succeeded for everywhere one turned, there THEY were, pencil and GC card in hand. 
After three hellish days, we breathed easier and trained our sights on getting home for Easter. 

The vacation couldn't have been better, and two weeks later, Easter Hops and the running 
girl topped things off just right. The following days, we knew we were near the end. Even Bloody 
— OOWWWi— Sunday could not erase our enthusiasm, though it did subdue it somewhat. Then 
came the last company room, and the battle was well worth every drop of sweat that fell. After 
this we were a different group from the high school youths wdio had walked through Jackson Arch 
the preceding September. 

We knew we had taken an important step forward, a step representing the last rung of a 
ladder we had been trying to scale for nine long months. We couldn't be bitter, only humble, but 
there was pride, too, and a strange new feeling which hafl been seen so very often in the eyes of the 
upperclassmen. It was a feeling born of pride, elation, relief, and most importantly, self-confidence. 

Ahead lay an even more challenging task, that of upholding the traditions we had come to 
respect so deeply. 



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Joseph Richanl WInnsn 
Abingdon, Nirginia 

John Crile Allen 

Clarksburg, West \'irghii:i 

Clarence Edward Akers 
Xorfolk, Virginia 

Jolin Duke Aiith^uiv 
Richmond, Mrginia 

Donald Lurton Arcy, Jr. 
Danville, Virginia 

Robert Ashby Armistead, Jr. 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Bruce Woodhousc Ballard 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Chester Allen BaniForth, Jr. 
Norfolk, V'irginia 

Thomas Rochelle Bandy, III 
Kingsport, Tennessee 

Eugene Miller Bane, Jr. 
Grundy, Virginia 

James Nicholas Barker, Jr. 
Wakefield, Virginia 

Phillip Wane Barnes 
De Witt, Virginia 



Richard Barrett Bartlett 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Joseph Francis Bateman, Jr. 
Lawrence, Massachesetts 

George Schwing Baylcy, Jr. 
Baltimore, Maryland 

Jacques Frederick Bechmann, Jr. 
Big Island, Virginia 



onald Wayne Beckn 
Bellaire, Texas 



Jr. 



Edward Bliley Beirn 
Sandston, Virginia 

Holland Trower Bell 
Machipongo, Virginia 

William Elvy Betters, Jr 
Bristol, Virginia 



James Wilson Bicrmaii 
Lafayette Hill, Pcnn.sylva 

Keith Stackliou.sc Block, Jr. 
Chathan., New Jersey 

Joseph Rosser Bobl)itt, III 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Robert Harrv Bookhamer, . 
Falls Church, Virginia 



Dclmas Alton Bottoms, Jr 
Powhatan, \'irginia 

Rufus Sydney Bradbery 
Moseley, Virginia 

Robert Downing Bradley 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

James Coleman Brantley 
Trov, Alabama 



of 1962 



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Clv.U- Mattlu-w Brviint 
Newport NVws. Virgniia 

William Culleii Bryant, Jr. 
Lewes, Deln\\arc 

Anton Joslyn Buescheii 
Buffalo, New Yin-k 

Klaus Herbert Burnieister 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Gerald Crain Burnett 

Buffalo Junction, Virginia 

Gary Marvin Burns 
Galveston, Texas 

Hughes De Corniis Burton 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Randolph Edward Campbell 
Richmond, Virginia 

John Staples Candler 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Michael Lee Cantrell 
Pound, Virginia 

John Bruno Carles 
Jamaica, New York 



Charles Richard Carlisle 
Fort Worth, Texas 

Edward Carlsen, Jr. 
Lancaster, New York 

Charles A. B. Carlton, Jr. 
Keysville, Virginia 

Farrell Braswell Carter 
Richmond, Virginia 



Columbus Cartwright 
Oceana, Virginia 

Edward Lee Clarke 
Richmond, Virginia 

James Larry Clay 

Hickory, North Carolina 

Samuel Averett Clement, Jr. 
Winter Haven, Florida 



Howard Evans Cobb 
Piney River, Virginia 

Leonard Dimond Collins 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Benjamin Allen Connell 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Gerald Doran Connors 
Hamburg, New York 



Fredric Egner Consolvo, III 
Norfolk, Virginia 

William Howard Cook 
Norfolk, Virginia 

John Dahl Cook 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Theodore Calvin Cooley 
Waynesboro, Virginia 



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Tlioraas Edgar Coulbourn 
Kichmond, Virginia 

James Dewitt Cox 
Farmville, ^'irginia 

Alvin Hawkes Crannis 
Crewe, Virginia 

Culver Lyncli Criswell 
Mempliis, Tennessee 

Calvin Tabor Cronk 
Richmond, Virginia 

Charlie Clemons Crowder, Jr. 
Danville, Virginia 

Benjamin Franklin Crump, Jr. 
RiehmoTid, Virginia 

John William Cummings 
Albany, New York 

Anthony McBurney Curtis 
Fort Ord, California 

I.awerence Gilbert Dapra, Jr. 
Highland Falls, New York 

Jefferson Elliott Davis, III 
Newport News, Virginia 

liyland Paul Davis, Jr. 
'Charlottesville, Virginia 



Lewis Edelyn Dawson, Jr. 
Lodge, Virginia 

James William Dean 
Roanoke Rapids, N. C. 

Elmer Herman Deibler, Jr. 
J'Viitress, Virginia 

Donald I'aul DeLuca 
Roekaway, New Jersey 



Walter Daniel Downey, Jr. 
Slainford, Connecticut 

Joseph Randolph Dunkley, Jr. 
Roanoke, Virginia 

William Thyer Dunn 
( rlen Head, New York 

William Henry Dworin 
Suffern, New Y'ork 



Dennis Flannagan Easley 
Caracas, Venezuela 

.\rlie Weldon Eddins, Jr. 
.\rlington, Virginia 

Joliii Mitchell Eger 
Chicago, Rlinois 

Lewis Russel Elliott, Jr. 
Lexington, Virginia 



Thomas Nelson Elliott, Jr. 
^^^^assas, Virginia 

Spnir.r Hardy Elmore 
MrKcnney, Virginia 

Robert Rhys E\-aiis 
Richmond, \"irginia 

Robert James Fagg, Jr. 
Martinsville, Virginia 



of 1962 



l>ouj,'Ias Stnittuii Fk-I.lcr 
Siiwr Spring, Maryland 

Williani Harrison Fisher, Jr. 

Ilicliniond, Virginia 

Edward Aranrice Ford, Jr. 
Landover Hills. Maryland 

Michael Otto Fox 

Wynnewood, Pennjivlvania 



James Ernest Fulmer 
Clanton, Alabama 

Carl Joseph Galanti 

Wood-Ridge, New Jersey 

James Nelson Galloway 
Greenville, North Carolina 

Linwond Tvier Garrett 
Ri,-hrn<nul. Virginia 



Douglas Lee Gates 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Herman Joseph Gedro 
West Point, Virginia 

Robert William Gesner 
Norwalk, Connecticut 

Wilbur Draper Gill, III 
Louisville, Kentucky 



Ronald Meredith Gihnan 
Ashland, Virginia 

Gary Blake Gilmore 
McLean, Virginia 

Alvin Lynn Ginsberg 

Bear Lake, Pennsylvania 

John Richard Glenn 
Billings, Montana 



Clyde Merritt Glover, Jr. 
Clifton Forge, Virginia 

John Marshall Goldsmith, Jr. 
Radford, Virginia 

James Ronald Goodyear 
Hampton, Virginia 

Roberto Gorbea 

Santurce, Puerto Rico 



Edward Albert Gorsuch, II 
Garden City, New- York 

Lewis Vaughan Graybill 
Buena Vista, Virginia 

Mark Hickerson Graybill 
Salem, Virginia 

Allen Nathanial Gustin 
Martinsville, Virginia 



Edward Lee Gwaltney 
Wilmingon, Delaware 

Walter Carl Gwaltney, Jr. 
Fredericksburg, Virginia 

Howard Rains Hackney 
Marshal!, Texas 

Norman Halberstadt 
Brooklyn, New York 




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Gerald James Hamilla 
Allentown, PeiinsyK-ania 

Randolph Marsliall Hamner 
Birmingham, Aliciiigan 

Richard Benjamin Hardy. 
Blackstone, Virginia 

Wilham Douglas Harris 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Frederick Charles Hart 
Richmond, Virginia 

J']d\vard Josepli Haves, Jr. 
'rro\-, Xe« York" 



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Thomas HoUinger Henriksen 
West Palm Beach, Florida 

Robert William Hertz 
Glen Falls, New York 

James Weeks Hiller 

Canajoharie, New York 

Richard Havis Hoagland, Jr. 
Fredericksburg, Virginia 

John Weldon Hobbs 

Huntington, Long Island, N. Y. 



William Clarence Hoehl 
Pitcairn, Pennsylvania 

AVilliam Lerov Hoerter, Jr. 
Bon Air, \-'irginia 

James Walter Hogue, HI 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Shelmon Gilbert Holmes, Jr. 
Manassas, Virginia 



Walton Reichard Hood 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

William Cameron Hope, III 
Richmond, Virginia 

Walter Travnham Houston, Jr 
Asheville; North Carolina 

Robert Mason Ilnuar.l. Jr. 
Trov, Alabama 



Thomas McGratli Howard 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Edward George Howrilka 
Endicott, New Y'ork 

George Derbyshire Huger 
Lexington, Virginia 

JaTues Patrick Hurle.v, Jr. 
Bayonne, New Jerse.y 



Walter Henry H.vlton, III 
South Hill, Virginia 

Carmine John Inteso 
Jersey City, New Jersey 

Larry Lynn Jackson 
Bryan, Ohio 

Kenneth Wesley Jacob.y 
Toledo, Ohio" 



of 1962 



Kdgar Tlioinas Jenkins 
Lynch, Kentucky 

James Donakl Jolinsoii 
Fort Lee, Virginia 

James Roland Johnson 
Arlington, Virginia 

KViuu-th Franklin Johns 



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Charles Lee Jones 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Robert Lee Stinson Jones 
Dallas, Texas 

Ralph Enrique Jordan 
Washington, D. C. 

Victor Donaldson Kane 
Newport News, Virginia 

Uldis Guntars Kaneps 
Elizabeth, New Jersey 

Gary Robert Kaylor 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Richard Harrison Kemper. 
Alexandria, Virginia 

Arthur Lloyd Kibler 
St. Petersburg, Florida 



Roland Danny Kiser 
Arlington, Virginia 

John Joseph Kocun 
Perth Amboy, New 



.Jersey 



William Roger Kohout 
Thornwood, New York 

Robert Walter Lambert 
London Bridge, Virginia 



Joan Albert Lammert, II 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Don Alvin Landes 
Staunton, Virginia 

Louis Cemar Landry, III 
New Iberia, Louisiana 

Walter Patrick Lang, Jr. 
Sanford, Maine 



Chauncey Martin Lapp, Jr. 
Corning, New York 

Francis Michael Larkin 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Eugene Nicholas Lazaroff 
Ford City, Pennsylvania 

Richard Driggs LeMay, Jr. 
New Britain, Connecticut 



Randolph Kent Lewis 
Salem, Virginia 

William .\llen Lewis 
Lottsbiu"g, Virginia 

Jon Michael Lilge 
McLean, Virginia 

Calvin Arthur Lloyd 
New Berlin, New Yo 







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farlvle Marsdeii Lowe, Jr. 
Scarsdale, New York 

William Huhbarrl Lo.v<l, III 
Lynchburg, \'irgiiiia 

Thomas Warren Luce. Ill 
Dallas, Texas 

Vernon Lee Lvnch. II 
Rocky Mount, Virginia 



Mercer Reeve MacPherson 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Per Ingvald Madsen 
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania 

Donald Lee Maltby 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Roger Latham Manack 
Hampton, Virginia 

Alfred Richard Mangino 
Schenectady, New York 

Conrad Douglas Marechal 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Unindl.'nanN Mason 

Dr.'x.-I 11,11. I'nin^vlvani:, 

Charles WiIIniiii .M.-itlicrs 
Pas.saic, Ni'W .lerscy 



Stei)lien Brander Matthews 
Richmond, Virginia 

Larry Don Maurer 
Jamaica, Long Island. \cu ^'ork 

William Clifton McCorniick, III 
Raphine, Virginia 

John Henry McCray 
Riclimond, Virginia 



Wordlaw Ramsey McKin 
Montgomery, Alabama 

Michael David McMakin 
Doswell, Virginia 

John Bernard McQuaid 
Manchester, New Ham 

John Whitman McWanc 
Milan, Ohio 



Thomas Richard Meier 
Salem, Massaclm.setis 

Anthony Dennis :\lcrklinger 
Manasquan, New Jersey 

George Minor Meredith, II 
A'irginia Beach, Virginia 

Floyd David Merrey, Jr. 

Lattingtown, Long Island. N. 



.lohn Arthur Merrill 
Mahwah, New Jersey 

James Anthony Michaels 
South Boston, Virginia 

Robert Anderson Miller 
Hubbard, Ohio 

Geoffrey Sewell Mitchell 
Ewing, Virginia 



of 1962 



RubLTt Thuuiluro Mitchell, Jr. 

Alexandria, Virginia 
William Kendall Mizell, Jr. 

Martinsville, Virginia 

Charles Gamewoll Monlgc.nu-r.N 
Eutaw, Alabama 

John Franklin Morris 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Patrick John Morrison 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Clyde Muirheid, III 
Coral Gables, Florida 

Thomas Walthall Murphree 
Troy, Alabama 

Henry Kedward Murray 
Greenwich, Connecticut 

Marcus Whitman Muth 
Yonkers, New York 

Nowell Darden Nelms, Jr. 
Hampton, Virginia 

Billy Jim Nester 
Roanoke, Virginia 

William Barlow Nicliolson, Jr. 
Hampton, \'irginia 



Edward Danby Nortlirop, Jr. 
Norfolk, Virginia 

Neil .\ndrew O'Connor 
Winnetka, Illinois 

Ralph Edward O'Harrow 
Charles City, Iowa 



Henry Wayne Pacine 
Hopewell, Virginia 



Ross Donnell Parham 
Baltimore, Maryland 

Jay Dee Patton, Jr. 
Richmond, Virginia 

Cliester George Pauska 
Richmond Hill, New York 

Lawrence William Payne 
Arlington, Virginia 



Clayton Sylvester Peabody, Jr. 
Watertovvn, Massachusetts 

James Henry Binford Peay, III 
Richmond, Virginia 

James Bowles Pender, Jr. 
Greenwood, Florida 

Carl Emil Pederson, Jr. 
.■Alexandria, Virginia 



Walter Catesby Perrin, 11 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Leonard Overton Pettit, III 
Riclmaond, Virginia 

Richard Graves Pettyjohn 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

David Ellis Pierce 

Kinston, North Carolina 








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Noel Price Pinckard 
Rocky Mount, Virginia 

Davis de Sales Plageiiiaii 
Riclimond, Virginia 

Richard Donald Plogger 
Lexington, Virginia 

Michael David Porter 
Salem, Virginia 

William Baird Potts, III 
West Lawn, Pennsylvai 

.Tnsef Daniel Prall 
Madison, W 



.lolui William Price, Jr. 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Charles Lewis Prillaman 
Martinsville, Virginia 

.\cls.,.i Brian Prince 
Miamisburg, Ohio 

(.;erakl Lee Quirk 
Richmond, Virginia 

Roy Alexander Raney, Jr. 
Zuni, Virginia 

William Byrd Rawlings, Jr. 
Richmond, Virginia 



Wyatt Hassell Respess 
Newport News, Virginia 

William Leonard Redden, Jr. 
Buffalo, New York 

Lewi.s Warren Reed 

Newport News, Virginia 

.lohii Philip Reighter, Jr. 
Savannah, Georgia 



Herbert Paul Rhodes, Jr. 
Winchester, Virginia 

James Cooper Richards 
.\rlington, Virginia 

WilliaTH Jarcies Ritchie, Jr. 
(ilcri Ridge, New Jersey 

William Augustus Ricketts, Jr. 
Newport News, Virginia 



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Carlin Ridgely, Jr. 
i.ilna. Virginia 



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( arlTlicodiircRipl 
Kcnbridge, \'irginia 

Louis Cloud Ritchie, Jr. 
McLean, Virginia 

Ceorge William Robbins, III 
Bayside, Virginia 



-Tames Francis Roberts 
St. Louis, Missouri 

.liiscph Baylor Roberts, Jr. 
.Vrlington, Virginia 

.lohn Mott Robertson, Jr. 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Dennis Hardesty Robinson, Jr. 
Bedford, Virginia 



of 1962 



Ilonrv Burwell RoliiiisoTl, II 
Portsmoutli, Oliio 

James Paul Rogan 
Lancaster, California 

Paul Buren Ross 

Martinsville, Virginia 

Paul Frank Rouser 

Homestead, Pennsyhania 

John Orian Rowell, Jr. 
Blacksburg, Virginia 

Albert Greig Rutherford, II 
Honesdale, Pennsylvania 

James Jladison Russell, III 
Newport News, Virginia 

John David Sabow 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Seymour Samuels, III 
Nashville, Tennessee 

William Edward Samuels 
Danville, Virginia 

Henry Terry Sanders 
Waukegan, Illinois 

James H. Schollenberger 
Dowingtown, Pennsylvani; 



Jay Raymond Seulley 
Falls Church, Virginia 

Bruce George Selling 
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 

Orlando Charles Severo, Jr. 
Old Greenwich, Connecticut 

Clavin Clarence Seybold 
Mount Carmel, Illinois 



Kingman Cody Shelburne, Jr. 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Robert Carnegie Sheldon 
Geneva, Ohio 

John Coleman Shelhorse 
Fredericksburg, Virginia 

Frederick William Shirley 
Silver Spring, Maryland 



Ronald Arthur Shoemake 
Manassas, V'irginia 



Robert Franklin Shropshire 
Martinsville, Virginia 

John .\nthony Sibilsky 
Laurium, Michigan 

Bryon .Astor Skeens, Jr. 
Narrows, Virginia 



Norton Dunlop Smiley 
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 

David Lawrence Smith 
Staten Island, New York 

James Alfred Smith 
Falls Church, Virginia 

William Ware Smith, Jr. 
Roanoke, Virginia 



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HicnilMn Kiini-iK' Smyth 
(■.vfi,l Xc.k, Now York 

l!al|,h Williniil Spaul.lillf,' 
SI. IVtiTsLiirf-. Florida 

J{irliartl Ririehart Speiclel 
iVIunicli, Germany 

.John William Spence 

I .I..1I Bricl-e. Virfiinia 

.lohii Ward Spisclinver 
Ah-xandria. Virginia 

David Adr.-n Spivev 
I'ortsmoutli, Virginia 

Artluir Thcmias Stanley 
Recllands, California 

Kennetli Thomas Steele 
(deini Mills, Pennsylvania 

•liiliii Henry Stelmack 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

James Joseph Stepnowski 
Oyster Bay, New York 

Edmund Root Strickler 
Oeeana, Virginia 

Frederick Carlvle Sullivan 
Riehmon.l, \'irginia 



'I'liomas Whitney Sweeny 
Lynchburg, Virg'nia 

Arthur Hunter Swisher 
F'ort Eustis, Virginia 

William Carrington Svdnor 
Winchester, Virginia 

(u'oigc Frederick Sykes, Jr. 
Norfolk, \'irginia 



Peter Dorsch Tattersall 
Staunton, Virginia 

Ja<k Draper Taylor 
Roanoke, Virginia 

John David Thomas 
Decatur, Georgia 

John Mar.sliall Topham 
Ossining, Xew York 



John Edward Traynham. Ill 
Waynesboro, Virginia 

Jerrv James Tre\cy 
Big Island, Virginia 

James Brounlev Trice 
Coral (iables, Flornla 

Paul E.lwanl Trnsik 

Natrona Heights, Pemi.sylvf 



Burr Marshall Tupper 
Staunton, Virginia 

Walter Louis Turnage 
Bnena Vista, V^irginia 

Wayne .\nthony Vanderaar 
Pittsbuigh, Pennsylvania 

Peter Michael \anderwerff 
Danville. Virginia 



of 1962 



Joseph IIoMloii \:<u Dcvfiilcr. .Ir 

UcMiioki', \irt;inia 
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KmIIs Cliiin-li, VlrKiniM 
Jmnes Aurirk Wsl 

Bcdlord, \i.t;iiiia 
Edwanl RMinl,.l|,li \ini,T:ilo.s 

Iliiliiplc.n. Virginia 
Dmm Will.ur Vaufil.n 

Wicliit.i, Kmiisms 

David Webster Wajjiier 

Richmond, Virginia 
Anthony Edf.Mr Wnddell 

Lexington, \irgiiii:i 
Jerry Thomas \\a^ncr 

Front Royal, \irgiiiia 
Ronald Lee Wagner 

Bliietield, \iiginia 
William Frederirk Walker 

Keiitress, Mrginia 

Richard Baird Ward 

Arlington, Virginia 
William Carticr Ward, Jr. 

I*o(|nosi)ii, \'irginia 
Richard Waterman, Jr. 

Washington, I). C. 
Anthonv Wal.son 

.Minneap.ili.s. Minnesota 
James Winston Watis, III 

Washington, 1). C. 

Joseph Lauek Weaklev 

Culpeper, \nginia 
Davi.i Berrv Weisiger, Jr. 

Oaklon, Virginia 
Peter Frederick Wcndt 

Norfolk, \irgiTiia 
James Clai ne West. Jr. 

Norfolk, \irginia 
Gordon Haulings While, Jr. 

Wavne.sl,,,n., Viryinia 



William Clinton White, Jr. 

Englew 1, t.'olorado 

David McFadden Whitnev 

TavlorviUe, Illinois 
Richard Xorman WiUard 

Richmond, \'irginia 
Freddie Wayne Williams 

Hoges Chapel, \'irginia 
Montgomery Cecil \\'illiams, 

Portsmouth, Virginia 

Thomas Hunter Williams 

Farmville, Virginia 
FngcTie Kelsey Wilson, III 

Viririnia Beach. \"irginia 
Laurence Burke Wilson, Jr. 

Falls Church, Virginia 
Bruce Thompson Wolfe 

Rye, New York 
James Darhy Wood 

Smithtield', North Carolina 



James Marshall Wood, Jr. 

Coronado, California 
Joseph Craig AVool, Jr. 

Virginia Beach, Virginia 
DeWitt Stewart Worrell 

Ardmore, Pennsylvania 
K(jhcrt DcWitt Yearout 

Wavncshoro. \'irginia 
William Stuart Young 

Shaker Heights, Ohio 




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The Virginia Military Institute subscribes to the 
belief that wholesome and keen competition in athletics 
is a vital ingredient in physical and mental develop- 
ment and that it constitutes a necessary ingredient 
to the balanced education of a man. 

Not only is physical education a required course of 
all Fourth Classmen, but intranuirals l)et\veen cadet 
companies attract a very high ])crcentagc of parti- 
cipants among the Corps. 

A great number of cadets partici])ate in inter- 
collegiate athletics. For a school that gives very few 
athletic scholarships Veil's record in sports has been 
most laudable. Sixty-three percent wins have been 
recorded by Varsity and Rat teams this year — second 
only to the sixty-five percent high of the 1953-.5-1 
season. Great potential in the Rat teams shows rich 
promise for future VMI athletics. 




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THE ATHLETIC 
DEPARTMENT 



'.'it), todk over last July as Director 
V Assistant 1(1 the Superintendent, 
in fdiitliall, hasehall, and wrestling, 
ached these three sport.s at Woodrow 



Thomas W. "Woody" Gray, 
of Athletics and AdniinisI rat'ii 
As a cadt't, (;ra\- pari icip.-il ed 
After WorhlWar II ser\ ice he c. 

Wilson High School in Portsmouth and was later assistant principal 
before his coming to "S'MI. 

Director of Physical Education is Herb Patelhn, the "Dean of 
Southern Conference Trainers. " Herb has been at ViMI since 1929 
and is renowned for his ability to patch up wounded Keydets. Un- 
officially, he is chief counsellor and guide to cadets, known for his 
genial manner and sage advice. 

A hard and tedious, but almost thankless, job belongs to Henry 
Johnson, JNIanager of Equipment. Henry washes and cares for the 
equipment of all the varsity and "Rat" athletic tams. He never 
com])lains, though, and always does his work with a smile on his face. 

Cliief Tabulator and Money-Counter is "Grinning" Tom Joynes, 
who handles the finances for the Athletic Association. Tom is also 
Publicity Director for athletics and a<'ling (iraduate Manager of 
Athletics. 

Bill Roberts is the capable Intramural Director for VMI. He 
also handles ticket sales (hn-ing the football season, which is a big 
job in itself. 




'I\ W. "Woody" Gr: 
Alhletic Director 




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Faculty chairman of the Athletic Council is Colonel S. Murray 
Hefliu. Long devoted to VINII athletics, he has coached both the 
varsity and "Rat" wrestling teams here. He is now head of the 
Physics Department, in addition to his duties as Council chairman. 

The Athletic Council is the governing body of the VMI Athletic 
Association; its purpose is to promote and regulate all athletic 
activities at the Institute. Membership consists of seven Institute 
officers, appointed by the Superintendent, three Corps-elected 
cadets, and three members of the Alumni Association. Its primary 
function is connected with scliolarshi|) ai<l for athletes. 



CoLOXEL S. Ml'HKAV IIeFLIN 

Chairman, Athlelir Cuiiiinl 




CHEERLEADERS 



Tile \"MI clu'crlcadcrs uro uiii(|Uc in llicir rcsponsi- 
hililics, whicli (lilicr j^rcatly from lliose of cheerleaders 
ill otln'r colleges. Besides being charged with kee])ing 
Corps spirit ready to explode at just the right moment 
when the "Big Red" bursts through on the gridiron, 
there are among the Institute's Cheerlcading Squad, 
several artillerymen, a gunsmith, a banjo player, and 
a donkey jockey. Hut almost all these many and varied 
lalents come into play in rousing cadets up to the 
])roper pitch of excitement for the pigskin season. 

Their customary duties are, of course, leading the 
yells and keeping up corps spirit. But along the way, 
they keep cleaned and shined "Little John," the herald 
of VMI touchdowns, ride swayback nags in a parody 
of the "Cavaliers" of V. Va., and i)lay hangman 
( using, of course, dummies which are effigies of opposing 
teams). Really a job and a responsibility — and they 
did great jobs this year! Wonder what they'll come up 
with next season? 



Cheerleaders ready "Littte .Jolin" for anotlier pulilic appearance. 
On sheets lianging from stoop rails in Ijaclvground are cartoons 
depicting the outcome of ttie Tech game. Left to right: Guv 
Smith, I'at Bil.l., Ilarrv Hav (IciniiiiK over cannon), Donnic 
Drcelin, .Ind SIrniik, VA V:M (the latter Ino l.nlli wearing iiokic 
Ijonnets). 



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Left I,: limht Walker, Lawson, Jarvis, Kasko, McDougatl, Mac.\rtlnir, ( niton, Soutliard, F.ngets, Ederle, Goode, Ray, Klcmenko, Ross, Conklin 
Jones, Santos, Drescher, Johnson, Nebraska, Gillespie, Brandrill, Baruett, ilaljry, Kane, Drake 



THE MONOGRAM CLUB 







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THE COACHING STAFF 



Head Coacli John ^NIcKenna, a native of Lawrence, 
]\Iassachusetts, attended Villanova and played center 
on its undefeated and unscored-on 1937 team. He has 
been head coach since 1953, a year after his coming to 
VMI. His rebuilding program reached a peak last 
season when the Keydets went undefeated. Essentially 
a fundamentalist, ^IcKenna strives to make each 
player master all the tools of the game. 

INIcKenna's right hand man is Clark King, the 
biickfield coach. He came to V!MI the same year as 
did ^NIcKenna, in the capacity of end coach. Later he 
was moved to backfield mentor. A graduate of 
Nebraska State Teachers C\)llege, King played and 
coached at Camp Lejeune and coached high school 
teams before coming to VINIL 

The job of whijiping the Keydet line into shajje is 



held down by Vito Ragazzo, now in his third year here 
after having played with the Hamilton Tiger Cats in 
Canadian pro ball. Ragazzo is a William and ^lary 
grad. 

The "Rat" team is under the competent leadership 
of Chuck INIcGinnis, a Tech grad now in his second 
year with the V^NII coaches' staff. He was with the 
Lackland Air Force Base team and a coach at Nelson 
County High School before coming to the Institute. 

Newest addition to the staff is "Weenie" jNliiler, 
football scout and basketball-baseball coach. Now in 
his first year, INIiller has begun to put VMI on the 
basketball map through his experienced coaching. A 
University of Richmond graduate, he is a keen student 
of sports with a lot of hustle and scrap, and he demands 
the same from his teams. 




First l.,.u l.in.,l!niht: liniiiMnlV, ll.ini.T, \rl,ni~k;i. Kii^k-, MrFtill,. Tharkrr. Um,-,!, KiiHin, Kirkl.in.l. ( .lllrspi,-, F.nij.-ls •l.ihnsnii, Dil. \n mul 
Hon. DuiirMn. \Vn,„lr.,rk, Srntt, O'Drll. Kllrk.i«^kl. Koss. Kvall^, M..SS. Krrlri-, I!;m1i;,>II, l'..nx-lk Thir.l ll„ir: Slllll,M. Quiun, ( iplcN 

Baxter, O'Xeil, :S[orabit, Dyer, On.ios, Murivn . Fourth Koic: True, Inge, Wccde, Hnllowell, Jones, Risliell, Haherlein. fiflh liou Uttsel, 
Hamric, Polk, Daniels, Tavnham, Pntrii k. .s'/.i//, Row: MacArthur, Wood, Daly (Mgrs.). 



VARSITY FOOTBALL 



SEASON RECORD 

VMI ^6— ^^(lITIle;l(l State '•2(1 

VMI. . . .;5.'5— Vill;uio\'a 6 

V]MI. . . . li — University of Hichmoiifl (> 

V:MI. . . . 6— William and .Mary 6 

VMI l.'V- rniv.Tsity of Tampa 12 

VMI.. . Ai Davi.Ls.iii () 

VMI .SS— I'liiviTsity of Virginia 

VMI .... 7 — Lehigh T'niver.sity 7 

VMI.... 6~Citadel 14 

VMI., . ,16~VPI 21 





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Bill Kirkhui.l. iark 



Bill Nebniska, (Juarlrrhnck 



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TIr' \'.M 1 Koydets went into the li)SS footljall (-(11111)111811 carrying 
an niidefeated liiumer from the previous season. This edition ol' tlic 
I!iK lied was llie team that would liave to face tlie pressure built up 
l.y Ilic -iirpriM- team of 19.57. Instead of being the underdog, as was 
llic I use 1,1^1 M;ir, they were the ones who were to feel the tension of 
luiii^' 1 lie " 1)1^ one" on every opponent's schedule. In spite of all this 
they were able to extend the undefeated streak to eighteen (longest 
in VMI history) and established themselves as one of V.MI's greate.st 
teams. 

MOREHEAD STATE COLLEGE 

Tlie Keydets ojiened the 1958 football season with an impressive, 
lull .llsappointingly easy win over Morehead State. The Kentuckians 
wrrr no match for the Big Red's veteran line and lightning-fast 
l.a.kfi.'lil. 

\'MI, taking up wlicre it left off after last year's undefeated 
campaign, scored two touchdowns in its first three plays and it was 
strictly no contest the rest nf the way as they rolled to a 46-20 victory. 
.\rt Brandritf, Bobbv R..ss. ;iihI Sam Ilorner turned in touchdown 
runs of 37, 74, and (I'l ynv^,. iv,,,,,! ixrly. 

Coach .John MrKcnn.i had llif opportunity to use his other 
three teams at will and il ua^ apjiaraiit to the Lexington crowd that 
the Kevdets were once again a well balanced outfit. 



Horner stopped after taking 1'2-yard toss from Bobby Ross 

.\rt Brandritf races past Morehead line to score from the three 



Horner goes 8 yards around Wildcats' 
end with Johnson clearing the way 

Pete Johnson is way out of reach of 
■Villanova pursuers on 97-yard kickoff 
return 



VILLANOVA 



"Did you ever try to catch lightning bolts?" That's what one 
Philadelphia sports writer had to say after the Big Red roared through 
Coach McKenna's alma mater, 33-6. 

Villanova hit pay dirt first with an eighteen play, 78-yard marcli, 
run mainly from the I information. After failing on a two-point 
conversion try, they quickly learned what was in store for them the rest 
of the afternoon. Pete Johnson took the ensuing kiekoft' on his three, 
and, running in the apex of a wedge, barrelled straight up the middle 
to the thirty-five, broke through a collection of tacklers, and out- 
legged everyone into the end zone. Sam Horner made it 8-6 on an 
end run. 

In the second stanza we got two more TDs with Big Bill 
Nebraska calling, anH making, the shots. One of these scores was a 
pro-type pass pliiy fnirii Nclini.ska to Art Brandriff, who dazzled 
the crowd witii a hcnulil'u! rxliiiation of open-field running. 

A heavy driz/lc driven by strong winds failed to cool the spirited 
play by both clubs, with a bruising goal line stand by the Keydets 
highlighting the third quarter. Horner and Johnson added markers 
in the fourth period to push the score to 33-6. 

Praise goes to Jim McFalls, Bill Kirkland, Jerry Borst, John 
Engels, Vern Keefer, and Nick Ruffin who added thunder to the 
game with their tough defensive play. Yet the win did not produce 
ail smiles as Bobby Ross was lost for the remainder of the season when 
he broke an ankle in the second quarter. 



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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND 

A surprising University of Richmond team kept tlie 
pressure on tlie Keydets all the way before losing a 1^2-0 de- 
the Keydets' third game. 

Early in the game both clubs exchanged fumbles to halt 
ny scoring attempts. In the second stanza a Spider fumble 
et up a V'.MI scoring opportunity. Bill Nebraska picked up 
■ards on a quarterback sneak, and then on the next phn- 
found S;,iii Horr.cr ;il,„ir deep down the middl.^, S^iiii picked 
the 1)^1-^ i.ir wii III,. S|Mdrr's 42 and raced all lliru^nlnr ihe 
TD. An .illniipl \,.,- (ho points failed and liic muiv ^ln,,(l at 
6-0, uiilil a .scant 58 sccojids before halftinie ulien the Rich- 
mond fullback capped a 49-yard drive wath a plunge to pay- 
dirt. The PAT failed, and the score remained 6-6 when the 
first half ended. 

( )ii the firth play of the third quarter, Pete Johnson burst 
thrinii:li llir middle on a draw play and raced 45 yards for 
whal piit\rd h) i.c the deciding six points of the game. 

Tlir S|.Hl(r> Tnarched 50 yards in the final quarter, but 
a DaM^ Iniiilil.' \\a.-< recovered on the 10 by Pete Johnson. I.cil 
by -biliii lwii;ils. w ho had been hampered by injuries up to this 
point. Ihe Keydets moved from their own 5 to the Richniorid 
one before a holding penalty halted the dri\'e. The final ,i,'nn 
went off a short time later and the game ended 12-(». 








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UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA 

On a field wllicli uiorv closely rfseml.lwJ ;i river tluiii a football field, 
I he liif; Red extended their winning streak to fifteen liy downing the stub- 
boru Spartans of the University of Tampa down in "sunny" Florida, 13-12. 
Tlie Keyilets struek first in the early moments of the second period as a 
result of a Tampa fumble on their own ten. Bill Nebraska sneaked for the 
final one yard, and after Pete Johnson's eon\-ersi<Mi, \\!ii( li l;iler would 
prove the decisive factor in the game, the mud-spl.il h iv.l K. ydcis led 7-0. 
Several minutes later another Tampa fumble led to I In s. . i,nd scurc, with 
Sam Horner bucking over tn give the Keydets a l:i-(l Ic^kI. .lolmson's con- 
version was wid.s .-Ml, I the \-MI s<'.,riiig was over tor the night. 

The lirst Tarii|):i scon- canic in the w.-iriing iiniiutcs of the first half when 
an alert Spartan reeo\ered a fundjle bj- the Koydet safety man on the VMI 
five. Two plays later, the l^'loridians' fullback crashed over for the score. 
Their try for one point was wide and the score stood at 13-6 when the half 
ended. 

The second half was marked by bone-crushing defensive play on the 
part of both lines. Tlie break came when with five minutes remaining the 
Tampa quarterback kept the ball on a belly option and scooted 65 yards 
ilow n the sidelines for the final score. The try for tw^o points was stopped by 
Xick Uuffiu wdio shot through the line and shook the quarterback loose from 
the ball. 

The Big Red got off one last dit' 
Jolin Engels, but time ran out and I 
sqeaker. The \dctory, however, might 
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DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

The potent Keydets, bouncing back after playing three consecutive 
spine-tingh'iig thrillers, turned on the power to crush Davidson 4^2-7, ruining 
the Wildcat homecoming In the process. 

The Big Red, right from the start, showed it meant business. The first 
time they got their hands on the ball they went 62 yards for the score, with 
Bill Nebraska going the final six yards on a quarterback sneak. Pete John- 
son's conversion was good and the score was 7-0. The play of tlie day, 
however, was yet to come. In the second period the Wildcat quarterback 
threw in the flat, but due to the alertness of Vern Keefer, the play blew 
up in his face, and n few seconds and mniiy blnr-ks later, Keefer loped into 
the end zone .sonir Sfi vnnls from w hdv lir ]ii( krd tlie errant pass out of the 
;iir. The PAT attempt f;nloil, and flir mm.v >I 1 at 13-0. 

Davidson's only score came midway hi thu second period thanks to a 
blocked punt on the part of Jerry Borst, which the Wildcats recovered. 
Aided by a fifteen-yard penalty, Davidson cashed in and at halftime the 
score was 20-7. 

The second half was dominated completely by the Keydets, and showed 
that the Big Red Teams of the future will truly be heard from. The quarter- 
back play of third classman Howard Dyer was outstanding as was that of 
Stinson Jones and John Traynham, two Rats. 







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Keydets demonstrate snappy timing as 

play starts 
Johnson and Engels make way for Horner 

with key block on No. S3 
Horner (beng tackled on goal line) puts 

head down for last yard 
Horner scores! Wahoos look on dejectedly 



UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 

The Big Red in Norfolk this briglit sunny afternoon, conipletel 
demolished the Cavaliers 33-0. The messengers of Mercury, \\ii 
masqueraded as VMI backs, came up with the second widest marg 
by which a VMI team has beaten a Virginia team. 

Within six plays the Keydets had pushed over the initial t;i 
witli .Jimmy O'Dell sneaking the final six inches. FuUliMik I'rii- .FoIiti.- 
who was \'oted the most outstanding player in the game, kit kcd 1 hr i 



of 1 1 

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Sam Horner scored the first TD in tlir sci ..nd 
,as due to Johnny Engels crashing o\er tackle 

■ Is. The final tally of the first half came on a pa, 
II hi Tom Kurkoski, who plucked the ball from the hands 

■ Irlrndrr on the goal line, and fell into the end zone. 
VMI, (Veil llH.ugh the last TD came in 
-am.-, Willi a H yard aerial from Phil 

Hamric to Dick Wcude. Tno members of the squad who turned in ex- 
ceptional performances are tackles Jim McFalls and Bill Kirkland, whose 
bruising defensive play contributed greatly to victory. 




liill Ncl.raska goes thru the middle for 

Carl Kasko takes short pass from Ross in 
Tech tussle 



LEHIGH UNIVERSITY 

After two stirring performances, the Keydets let down, and tin- Engineers from Lehigh University 
came up with a 7-7 tie. It was a day of frustration for the l!ig Kcd as time and again they pushed the 
ball deep into Lehigh territory only to have the Engineers stilfcii and hold. 

Lehigh scored first in the closing minutes of the first half on a ilesperation pass from their left half- 
back to an end for a 77-yard scoring play. The conversion was good and at halftime the score stood 7-0. 

At the start of the second half the Keydets took the kickoff and marched 58 yards to pay dirt. Pete 
Johnson's conversion tied the score and the clock showed nine minutes remaining in the third period, 
leaving plcnt.y of time for tlie Keydets to push across the winning marker, but even though the remainder 
of the third period and all the fourth was played in Lehigh territory, that final push to paydirt never 
came. Big Bill Nebraska once missed the promised land by some eighteen inches. 

Although the defense and offense looked good, the Big Red Team seemed to have lost that certain 
something they had had in the past. Their undefeated skein, however, was one better, and now stood at 
eighteen . 





THE CITADEL 

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,ii|i|,.,iiris r.,r lli^Ll uns llic ilii.v ;i. IlKlitiiiK Cilricli-I f\rvm brokf 
III, !.,ir.rs| iiii.lc>lr;ilcil j,l ivaU cvcr- c.i ii|)ili>il liv ii K.-yik-t foolbnll 
I,., in \l III,-.. 1. 1 ..r lliis I.Mif,' aftcriKMiii, Llu- I'iig Ri-a team found 
lli.-nisrl\,-,-. (.11 I lie ^ll..l■l side or a 14-(i score. 

\MI liiiiil.les arioiinted (or the two Citadel TDs. 

Tile lone Keydi't lally catiic l)y way of a sustained 53-yard 
<iri\'e, capped by a tliirly-yard run hy the brilliant Sara Ilorticr. 
The two-point conversion, attempt was stopjjcd inches short. 




O'Dcll is well-covered as he throws 
a Tl) against Old Dominion Iniv 

Engels (No. -H) crashes his way into 
tally zone 



Scott (No. 35) and Badgett race to 
topple Gobbler Johnny Watkins (No. 
40} 



VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE 

Before a crowd of '28,000 VJII rounded out the 1958 football 
campaign with a heart-breaking 21-16 defeat at the hands of the 
"Hokies" of Blacksburg. 

The B'g Red struck first midway through the first quarter on a 
sharp 35-yard run by Sara Horner from punt formation to the VPI 33- 
yard line. Then Bill Nebraska, unable to find a pass receiver open, kept 
the ball, and on a sensational run raoved the ball to the Tech three. 
Two plays later Pete -Johnson slashed oft' tackle for the score. Pete then 
booted the PAT, .-md the score stood 7-0. 

The Iloki. ^ ivi.ili.il. il early in the second quarter on a 66-vard drive 
sparked l.y llir imsmp- ;mm1 running of the brilliant Billy Holsckw. Pat 
Henry slannned ;n mss left guard for the score, and Chuck Stephens, 
a reserve center, kicked the placement that tied things up at 7-7. The 
Big Red struck again with one minute left in the half when Pete .Johnson 
put us out in front with a beautiful 27-yard field goal. 

The third quarter was scoreless, but with thirtecTi niinnlcs left in 
the fin.d iieriod. Tech's Sam Shaffer climaxed a 70-yard diixv « illi a two- 
yard jilnngi' to |iay dirt. The try for two was good ami the Techmen 
led 15-10. \'1'1 scored again on a 27-yard aerial from llolsclaw to Dale 
couiiled with a fi\e-yard keeper by Holsclaw. The conversion failed, 
and the llokies were out in front 21-10. 

In the waning minutes of the ball game, third classman Howard 
Dyer, with some fine running and passing, engineered a 67-yard touch- 
down drive for the Big Red, capped by a smashing four-yard sneak. 
But, it was just a little too late for the Keydets, and the score when the 
final gun went oft read, VPJ 21-Vin 16. 










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First Rntr. Left t<, Rii/ht 
Scniinl R,.ir: \Ve:ikl,-v, C'ainpl. 
Third Row: Elliot, Samuels, i) 
Fourth Roio: BaDu-s, K..li..ul, I'l 
Fifth Roiv: Clarke, Ka\ 
Sixth Row: Coach Mft, 



Meiklihficr, I)ullklt•^ 
'.ivlc.r, Xestir, Kil.lir 
Shirlev. .lohnsoii, W< 
, I'ric.', Bartlett. Cxvaltr 
:in. Cravhill, Mori 
Col.b, Anilerson 



RAT FOOTBALL 



VMI 27- 

VMI 40- 

VMI 20- 

VMI 0— \'PI Freshmen 43 

VMI 14— William and Marv Fre.shiuen 19 



-Ferrum Junior College 

-University of Richmond Freshmen 14 

-Staunton ^Military Academy 34 



Crushing their first two opponents by a combined margin of 67-14, the rat team in its blazing 
start demonstrated an unstoppable offense. Then, severely hobbled by many key injuries, they were defeated 
in their three final games. 

This year's rat team was characterized by .some of the finest material VMI has ever had, a true credit to 
our coaches in their recruiting work. \'MI showed some of the fastest rat halfbacks in its history, two of them 
playing most of the season with the varsity. Indeed, in a year or so VMI should have a backfield even faster 
than this year's varsity, rated one of the swiftest in the nation. 

Weight, height, and aggressiveness were key words in the line, which will more than adequately till the 
places left by our hulking senior line. 

Varsity prospects of tremendous speed in the backfield and a heavy, aggressive line should make for 
excellent future varsity records. 




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\Yliat's the scoreK' 

Pre-game shenanigans in Turkey Day classic 



\ MI I li-.Lik-aders? ^yhat is the Corps coming to? 
What price glory? Early season pre-dawn drills 
A pleasant relief! 




Action in the VMI fieklhuusf iii tin- upset vii lory uwr VPl, .sl-78 



BASKETBALL 




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Top Rinr, Left In Right: Otis Poole, Jack Baiiictt, Frank Oley, Jim Freiuli, Ciary Kramer, Jolm iloore, Jim Savage, Jerry l>a\\s()Ti, Kurt 

Berggren 
Bottom Row. Left to Right: Max Guggenheimer, Chuck Cotton, Lee Southard, Ralph Lawson, Dave Goode, Ken Smith 



RECORD 

West Virginia 82— VMI. 

Bridgewater 54 — VMI . 

Hampden-Sydney 63— VMI. 

Richmond 82— VMI . 

William and :Mary 82— VIMI. 

Roanoke College 6,S— VMI . 

Citadel 47— VMI. 

Davidson 75 — VMI . 



.71 
.63 
,84 
.39 
.69 
.81 
.36 
.70 



George Washington 79 — VMI 63 

Hampden-Sydney 78— VMI 68 

VPI 78— V:MI 81 

Richmond 70— VMI 61 

William and Mary 86- VMI 60 

Citadel 47— VMI 46 

Davidson 60— VMI 64 

University of Virginia 85 — VMI 66 

W' est Virginia 99— VMI 55 

VPI 118— VMI 60 



Totals 




Left to Right: Coach "Weenie" Miller, Lee Soutliar.l i 
Ralph Lawson, Co-Captains, 1938-1959 



Won . 



Lost . 



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If ever then- was a coacli who could deny the 
famous truism, "A coach is only as good as his 
material," it was "Weenie" ^liller, VMFs newly 
acquired basketball coach. Late last spring, when 
Coach Miller announced to the Virginia news- 
papers that he was lea\-ing Washington and Lee to 
join the VMI Coaching Staff, he set his goal for 
the 1958-59 season as getting his team into the 
Southern Conference Tourney at Richmond, 
something that had not been done since Coach 
Noe (now with VPI) was at VML Although not 
fulfilling his goal, Coach ^LUer did wonders with 
his new team. 

It was a long and tedious job: VMI until then 
had not provided athletic scholarships in basket- 
ball: and the Rats that he recruited were ineligible 
to ]3lay because of the new Southern Conference 
ruling; therefore, he had a great building job to do. 
The first task was to renew the familiarity with 
the idea of victory, that had long been forgotten 
by the team; second was the confidence that the 
victory could be achieved; and thirdly was the 
victory itself. It is ([uite true, nobody can doubt 
it, noho(l\ sliould doubt it, that he achieved his 
g<,als. 

The Keydets started the season off with one of 
their most impressive performances against West 
^'irginia, the number nine ranked team in the 
nation. The hoopsters were determined to win; 
although they didn't, they set the Southern 
( 'onference officials in a state of utter amazement. 
The whole game was nip and tuck, each team 
scoring and rebounding to the best of its ability; 
neither team was ahead by a very large margin 
the entire game. In the final minutes of the game, 
the Keydets were on their way to the upset of the 
year with a lead of four points and only two min- 
utes left to i)lay. The ^lounties went into their 
l^ress and managed to pull ahead to win the game 
by eleven points. The victory was in points only, 
for the Keydets out-rebounded and out-shot their 
ojjponents. Chuck Cotton, the high-scorer for 
the season, came through with a total of thirty- 
one points. Frank Oley, the only starting sopho- 
more, did a good job on All-American Jerry West 
by holding him to a mere nineteen points, a total 
far below the ace's normal scoring potential. 

For the remainder of tlie sea.son, before Christ- 
mas vacation, the Keydets went on to win four of 
the five victories. The first one was against 
J5ridge\vater College, with whom the hoopsters 
ha<l little trouble; and the second one was against 
Hampden-Sydney College, probably their best 
played game of the season. Chuck Cotton was 
unable to play because of a cold, and the team 
thought it might be a dim night for VMI; how- 
ever, in the end they came through with a victory 
by twenty points. Ralph Lawson and Dave Goode 
sparked the team, and made up for the absence of 
Cotton. 

Roanoke College was the final victory before 
Christmas. The Keydets were in a slump, and 
they fell behind early in the game. Ralph Lawson 
fouled out, which meant the loss of a sure fourteen 



Tnfi to liottom — Iliyh ycorer Chi 
scores on Keydets. Cotton a 
Guard Dave Goode. 



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William and Mary 
capture free ball. 



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pciiircil on a s 
loiul, and fiavo llicni anollicr viclory. 

After t'ln-istinas vacation, llie iniportant jnl) at 
hand was the defeating of the teams tliat would 
enable them to get into the Tonrney. Of the nt- 
most importance were the IJavidson and Citadel 
games. If the Keydets were to go to Richmond, 
they would have to beat those two teams. On a 
road trip in the SoutJi, they lost to both of the.se 
teams by very narrow margins. This, of course, 
meant that they would have to beat both these 
teams at VMI. The Citadel game was a long, hard 
battle. It was probably the closest game of the 
year. In the final ten seconds, VMI had the ball: 
they were one point behind, and planned to score 
in the last seconds. Hal])h Law.son got the ball and 
drove in and was fouled, but no whistles were 
blown; the game ended with the Keydets down 
by one point. 

The next important game was with Davidson; 
if they didn't win this game, they would not get 
into the Southern Conference Tourney. Fortune, 
however, was with them, and they defeated the 
Wildcats. The>- were now ready to go to the 
tournament. They had only to wait for Davidson 
to play their next two games against the Citadel 
and Furman. If they beat either of these teams it 
would mean that the Keydets would not go to the 
tournament. Davidson did win one of the games. 

All in all, however, the best game ever seen at 
VMI was probably the game with Virginia Tech. 
This was the up.set of the year in the Southern 
Conference. After a very inspiring performance 
put on by the Rats in the preliminary game, the 
varsity went on to beat VPI. Again Chuck Cotton 
scored thirty points; and he was aided by Ral])h 
Lawson and Roy Quinn, who was starting his first 
game of the season. 

Losing merely one player from last year's s((Viad, 
the varsity consisted of almost all lettermen; the 
first string had been playing together since their 
Rat year. Lawson and Southard, last year's All- 
Southern players returned and put in the much 
needed service that was demanded of them. Dave 
Goode and Roy Quinn were two key guards; both 
of them were well suited to come in and relieve the 
starters whenever the situation presented itself. 

The second team, or as they are better known, 
the Rinks, had the unglorified job of keeping the 
first string in shape, which is an important job on 
any good team. Otis Poole, anrl Booty Farleigh, 
the smallest man in basketball, held down the 
guard slots on the Rinks, while Jim French, Garry 
Kramer, and John ]\Ioore held down the forward 
and center slots. Jerry Lawson, again, was the 
number one utility man. 

Disregarding the records, this was the most 
successful season VMI had had in four years. An 
important reason for this was the all-out support 
of the Corps which was so wonderfully provided. 
And now that VMI is giving out scholarships in 
basketball, the quality of the game at \"MI can be 
expected to improve with each year. 



Top to Boiiovi — Co-Captain Ralpli Lawson. Cotton and 
Lawson battle for a Davidson rebound. Arms anrl more arms. 
Co-Captain Lee Soutliard. 




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Fnmt lloir. Left to Right: Skip White, Pete Ernest, Larry Wood, Brian Kane, Bill Daniels, Gene King, Mike Krickovic, Don Bashai 
Second How: Donny Wise, Bill King, Mike Pitt, Don Rishell, Jim Seeley, Jim Wood, Elder Lash, Dude Copenhaver 
Third Rme: Tom Massie, Coach; Ilarlee Pate, Mgr.; Pat Hnphes, J. C. McLestcr, Phil Shcphard, Brad Willard, John Martin, Bill Gile 
Tony DiCaprio, Mgr. 



VARSITY WRESTLING 




Co-Captains Don Basham and 
Coach Tom Massie points im 



^kip White lock 
some wresthng a, 



RECORD 

VMI 38— Citadel 

VMI 13— Auburn 17 

VMI 27— GauUadet 3 

VMI 16— Virginia 12 

VMI 8— Fort. Bragg 22 

VMI ■ . . 8— West Virginia 18 

VMI 21— North Carolina 9 

VMI 29— Citadel 3 

VMI 23— Davidson 13 

VMI 6 \TI 24 

Southern Conference Tournament 

West Virginia 69 

VPI 67 

VMI 45 

Davidson 45 

Citadel 15 



Led by Co-Captains Skip White and Don 
Basham, Coach Tom Massie's Marauding Mat- 
men piled up a very commendable 6-4 record for 
the season and lauded a lliird place notch in the 
Southern Conferciicc 'rciurnanicnl. Actually the 
record is quite amaziuj; when you consider that 
for the second consecuti\e year injuries almost 
wrecked the squad. So hard were they hit, that 
only one ref;nlar, Larry Wooil, survived unsealiie<l 
while anotiier. John Marliu, was lost for the entire 
season. 

The season opened with a Iri-nieet between 
VMI, the Citadel, and Auburn in which the 
Keydets thoroughly trounced the Bulldogs, but 
lost a very close decision to the Tigers of Auburn. 

Next the grapplers tra^•elel:l to Gaulladet and 
Virginia on consecutive nights. The former sub- 
mitted easily to the Keydet power, but onlj- 
through a tremendous team effort was the Red, 
White, and Yellow able to stave off the Cavaliers. 

The night before Christmas leave found Fort 
Bragg's mighty paratroopers in Lexington, and 
these rugged boys of Uncle Sam were too much 
for the vacation-bound Keydets. 

Their return to the mats after the holidays was 
further dampened by the lean Mountaineers of 

West Virginia, who, with surprising team strength, 
became champions of the conference. 



Stcip Wliite. 1-23. Pete Ernest, 130. Tlie "Skipper" works for 
a pin. Larry Wood, 137. Brian Kane, 1-47. Bill Daniels 
wrap.s a double arm lock. 





After this, however, the matmen returned to 
pre-Christinas form and mashed North CaroHna 
and Davidson while literally humiliating the 
Citaili-l for the second time. 

Last but not least, VPI journeyed to Keydet- 
lanil, and the traditional rivals continued their 
mastery of the grapjjlers through the help of four 
conference champions. 

The Southern Conference Tournament was held 
at the Citadel this year, and the Keydets did an 
excellent job. The individual achievements found 
Larry Wood, Jim Wood, and Don Basham with 
runner-up spots in their weight classes while four 
others, Skip White, Brian Kane, Bill Daniels, and 
Jud McLester took the number three spots. The 
remaining number of the starting eight, Pete 
Ernest, took a fourth in probably the toughest 
weight class of this year's tournament. In looking 
liack over the season just past and in looking over 
the list of seniors who will be gone, it is not hard 
to understand why wrestling is so great at VMI. 
The season record itself is the finest tribute one 
could pay to the coaching ability of Tom Massie 
in this his first year of coaching. Thanks for a job 
well done, and we lf)ok eagei'ly forward to the 
seasons ahead. 



liill n.miels, 157. Gene King, 167. The "Sprink" sets up a 
roll. Jim Wood, 177. Don Basham, Heavyweight. Jim 
Wood o\-ershoots a pin. 




Bottom Row: BoIciikiti, Biirg, K«-iis, Hiiiiu-s, Old, Lampshire, McDonald 

Top Row, Left to Right: Willis, C. L., Manager; Davidson, W. R., Manager; Tliomas, Bitklord, Ederle, Gilljcrl, Coach Cliarles Arnold 



VARSITY SWIMMING 



RECORD 

V:MI 48~Loyola 38 

VMI 31— Maryland 55 

\Ml 49^Gettysburg 37 

V:MI 50— Virginia 36 

VMI 36— North Carolina 48 

VMI 54— Wake Forest 32 

\Ml 49— Davidson 37 

VMI 54— Villanova 3-2 

\"Sll 18— Bowling Green 68 

VMI 34— Florida 5-2 

VMI 53— W&M 36 

VMI 41— East Carolina 45 

V.MI 32— North Carolina 54 

VMI 54— VPI 32 

State Champions 
Southern Conference Champions 




Co-C'aptaiii.. II 




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The three-day Southern Conference Swimming 
Championships reached their climax with VMI 
emerging number one for the second year in a row. 
Tlie performance at the Southern Conference was 
typical of the outstanding work done by the team 
all year. This year's squad was a small one — - 
starting out with some twenty-five swimmers and 
ending up with thirteen. They were a determined 
group, and before the year was up, they had set 
new records in just about every event. If any one 
of the team members could be classified as the 
outstanding swimmer, it would be Brad Lamp- 
shire, who was voted by the coaches at the South- 
ern Conference as "the outstanding performer." 
He set a new VMI record for the 200 yard Butter- 
fly over a short course at William and Mary with a 
2:23.8, and in the dual meet with VPI, broke the 
record for a 25-yard course pool with a clocking of 
2:20.5. At the Southern Conference, he repeated 
his time of 2:20.5 to set a new VMI, state, and 
conference record. Not content with just three 
records, he swam the 100 yard Butterfly in the 
finals at Conference in 58.3, a new V^II, state, 
pool, and conference record. He was also part of 
the medley relay team which set a new conference 
standard for the 400 yard medley relay. Ken 
Ederle can also lay claim to many new records 
over the past season. In the meet with William 
anil Mary, which was held in their 20-yard pool, 
he broke the existing VMI records for that dis- 
tance with a 2:19.9 clocking for the 220 and a 
■4:52.3 for the 440. In the dual meet with VPI, 
Ken swam a 5 :04.0 for the 440 and thereby set a 
new VMI record for a 25 yard course. Ken 
started things ofl^ right for the Mermen at the 
Conference by taking first place in the 1500 
meters with a time of 20:57.8. Although he took 
third in the 220, he still managed to set a new 
VMI record of 2:18.6. Ken also added to the 
V^NII score by taking a second in the 440. It is 
interesting to note that last year. Ken set all the 
records in the Butterfly, and Lampshire swam 
only freestyle. This year, however, they changed 
events and broke each other's records. Ken and 
Brad could both be called dedicated swimmers — 



Bi.-kforil ili-.serNes iiiucli credit for filling Iti as a tlixer. 
.\iui away we go! Bill Keens, Brad Lampshire, Bill Old, 
and Boh Hni'ies made up the Medlev Relay Team which 
set a new \"MI record. Old and Haines "on the blocks". 



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llicy (l<i llu' rxti'a aiiiouiit <>( work necessary lo 
|)ro(liirc winiiiiif;' liini-s. Mdlli practici' many 
miles a day iluriiig llie .siimmci-, and do more llian 
mnilred Wdrkonts al scIkkiI. Hill Kccms also scl 
a new ri'ecird t'lil' an individual e\'eiil. His lime (if 
'■2:4'i.U against \\'illiani and Maiy will go down as 
a new ySU record for the 200 yard breast stroke in a 
20-yard pool. At the conference meet, Bill caji- 
tured second in the 100 yard breast stroke, third in 
the 200 yard breaststroke,andswam on thewinning 
medley relay team. Bill Old, Bill Keens, Brad 
Lampshirc, and Bobby Haines combined to form 
a medley relay team which set a new stantlard in 
that event for 25 and 20-yard pools. Against the 
University of North Carolina they did a 4:09.5 in 
the home pool to break the old record. .\t Gettys- 
burg they broke the records for a 20-yard course 
with a time of 4:14. -1. On the medley relay team 
Bill Old swam back stroke. Bill Keens did the 
breast stroke, Brad Lampshire the butterfly, and 
Bobby Haines anchored the event with the free- 
style, and the combination turned in a new record 
for the Conference with a 4:14.4. 

The \'MI jNIermen will sorely miss the services 
of the four first classmen who donned the red 
nylons for the last time this season. Bill Old, who 
was a consistent winner in the 200 yard back 
stroke and a key man in the medley, also added 
heavily to the score at the Conference. He took 
first place in the 200 yard back stroke, and a second 
in the 100 yard back stroke. Bill was one of the 
co-captains of the varsity squad this year. The 
other co-captain, Bobby Haines, was the main- 
stay in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events for 
the varsity team. At Conference, he captured 
first in the fifty and third in the 100. Phil ]Miller, 
w-ho returned to VINII and the swimming team his 
first class year, added points to the V!MI tally in 
the 220 and 440 yard freestyle consistently. The 
other first classmen on the squad, Pete Trumpore, 
returned to the squad late in the season, after 
"laying off" for a year. Pete rapidly brought his 
times for the 100 yard freestyle down, and swam 
on the second place freestyle relay team and the 
first place medley relay at Conference. 



Ken Edcrle was the Keydets' big gun in freestyle distance 
events. Keens and Lampshire sparked tlie Keydet attack 
in breast stroke and butterfly events. Lampshire has 
become the finest butterfly swimmer in ^"MI history. 
"Water, water everywhere! !" 






Davidson's Aiirus MiBndc (dark I'-slmt) and kcydcts Harry Ray and 
Larry Williams (left to right) out Iroiit jockeying for position at the 
start of a meet over \"Mrs new (this year) 4 i mile course. 



CROSS-COUNTRY 



(iivoii depth liy nine hard-pushiuf; sophomores and the ex- 
perience of two seniors, the Keydet cross-country team saw one 
of its best seasons since the championship running of Dave 
Pitkethly put VMI in the top bracket of this sport several years 
ago. 

ITnder the experienced guidance of team captain Harry Ray, 
the team posted a 5-2 record in dual meets and won both the Big 
Six and Southern Conference Championships for the first time 

siii.v lll.U. 

Alniif.' with Ray, sophomores Larry Williams, Al Drescher, 
.luhiiiiy -McDougall, and Bill Braithwaite provided the scoring 
piinili in most of the dual meets, with first place for the Keydet 
li.iiTi.Ts alu-niating among them, so closely were they matched. 

riic real backbone of the squad, however, lay in the second 
((iiintet, known as "pushers." Cross-country being a sport of 
cliptli where the first five men on each team score and the re- 
maining members of the team push the opposition back into 
liii;licr scorins positions (low score wins), these fifth, sixth, 
>rv,-ritli, anil .i-lilli iimI, Ih-s are quite important. As with the 
tup (i\c, liuniTv III ■■ ]iii>liiiii,i" alternated. Senior Larry Johnson 
,inil sDpliiiini.rrs l.iuiu.l -lones. Bob Huddle, Archie Ramirez, 
Warren McNaniara, and Dick Parker carried on a running battle 
(hnm^lniut tlic season for the top spots in this category. 

\\ith nine of the "Flying Clowns" returning next year, VMI 
is jii>liliiil in e\|)e(ting to hold a dominant position in cross- 
ei'Miilry i<>r (lie next couple of seasons. This tag, incidentally, 
is (lie leiiiii niekniiine, which it picked up just this season because 
1)1 (lie nonchalance with which several of its members crossed 
the tape in one of their poorer performances of the year. 



SEASON' RECORD* 

VMt es. West Virginia 27-28 

VMI vs. LTniversity of \'irginia 25-32 

VMI vs. University of Richmond 20-47 

VMI vs. Davidson and W&L 20-65-64 

VMI r.s. Georgetown 31-23 

Big Six 

VMI M. W&M 32-41 

Southern Conference 

VMI vs. W. Va. and W&M 47-63-68 



Team captain Harry Ray's presentatii 
out the famous Cormack grin. 



tlie Big Six te:uu trophy brings 



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■ wins; \^MI scores given first. 




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V Riiy, Dan Cungaii, Art Brandiill', I'rlr .l.,liii>nii. II, ,v 
Ken Scott, Ken Decker, Curt McDowell, Jon Quinn, Bolj 



r,r.-.l llnir. 1,1, In limhl: l),,n Suiliarl, Stnarl Cr.i 

Moss, John Ruf;h, Bill Respess, Bill Braitlnvaite 
Second Row: Larry Williams, Bill Ennis, Leon Elsarelli, Chuck Zimme 

Clay, Hill Browning 
Third Row: John McDougall, Dick Phillips, Ralph Hollowell, Herb Richardson, Wyatt Durrette, Archy Ramirez, Bob Gra\'es, Don Fan, 
Foiirlli Row: Joe Martin (Mascot), Marvin Hollowell, Major Martin (Assistant Coach), Major Cormack (Coach), Bill Elliott 



INDOOR TRACK 



This year's indoor track squad, sparked by several individual per- 
formers and holding sound depth in almost all events, waltzed unde- 
feated through a season of four championship meets, highlighted by 
the first annual statewide indoor track competition, which the Key- 
dets captured in a romp over the perennial Little Eight champs from 
Roanoke College. 

Their first time in competition was in the annual VMI Winter 
Relays. No team scores are kept in this meet, which is open to col- 
leges in the Southern, Atlantic, and Southeastern conferences; and 
although no individual standouts were registered for the \'MI team, 
the times gave promise of better things to come. 

And come they did, the following weekend, when the Flying Key- 
dets won five firsts and a variety of second and third spots to run 
away with the first annual State Meet by a score almost double that 
of their nearest competitor. Art Brandriff captured his specialty, the 
60-yard dash; Dan Coogan won the low hurdles; and the mile relay 
team of Gillespie, Crow, Zimmerman, and Durrette broke the existing 
Little Eight and Big SLx standards in this event with a clocking of 
3:31. 2. Larry Williams and Bill Braithwaite won state titles in the 
mile and two mile respectively. 





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fluke, tlie squad gave a repeat performance tlie following week 
e Southern Conference championship, and again in a 
lace William and ^lary, an always dangerous toe on 
of the previous week's battle came through again and 
■roiis .-^efonds aiifl tliird.s i^rahhed by men like Howard 
MrMourll. -It.lnniy Mr|),>ni:;dl, and Harry Ray. 
Ir.JL'ii^ \"MI h;i~ I'll llir tnhirc. the Rat tracksters won 



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lo. to show what <lr 
ate and Southern ( 
eek layover brought tiic final 



Left to Right: Coach Cormack; Captains Art Brandrill, Hai 
Ray, Dan Coogan; Coach Martin 



iieet of the indoor season with the Xon- 
nference Division of the Atlantic Coast Games, open by invitation to colleges 
from the Southern and Southeastern conferences. Conflicting schedules kept away 
many teams which had been invited, and the Keydets had small opposition from 
runner-up Citadel, which scored "^S points to VMI's -iO. 

Thus far, the track and field teams liave under their belts a combined total 
of four championships, including the SC crown in cross-country. They now need 
only win the outdoor competition in the Southern Conference to make a "Grand 
Slam" for tlie year in this sport. 

Future prospects look bright indeed, with few seniors departing and several 
standouts moving up from the Rat squad, among them sprinter-hurdler John 
Traynham and distance men Wagner and Carlton. 




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Coach Martin and Hurdlers: Rugh, Coogan and Swihart 
Distance men: Huddle, Williams, Braithwaite and Drescher 



OUTDOOR 
TRACK 

Sound depth in almost all events and the 
several individuals who stood out during the 
indoor season combine to make prospects 
for this year's outdoor season very bright. 

If past performances count in figuring the 
future outlook, things should go very well 
for the cindermen. The year was started 
with a bang when the Keydet harriers 
brought home the Southern Conference 
cross-country crown. Several months, and 
several meets later, after track had moved 
indoors, the VMI squad was the proud 
jxissessor of the icani titles in the first animal 
Stale Med, the Soiiliiern Conference, and 
the Atlantic Coast Invitational. Currently, 
no state competition is planned outdoors, 
giving the team a chance to "Grand Slam" 
if it can capture the outdoor title in the SC. 
Always strong William and ^Nlary and up- 
and-coming squads from Furman and The 
Citadel will see that it won't be an easy job, 
however. 

Outdoor contests should see some of the 
learn lieplh moving nj) to par with the indi- 
vidual aces. .\rt Hrandrift', State and SC 
titleholder in the 60-yard dash, will move to 
the 100 outdoors, and right on his heels will be 
Howard Moss and Pete Johnson. The com- 
bined efforts of the mile relay team will be 
channeled into individual competition as 
this record-holding quartet of Zimmerman, 
Durrette, Crow, and Gillespie strive to outdo 
each other in the open quarter. 




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Second Riiu Respeis, Crow, Duru-tte, Ziinmerm.m, Dm m lu r Mik^, M \ , Phillips 

Third Row. McDonell, Huddle, Williams, Braithw.iiti (^iiiiii. I'liker 

Fourth Rom McNamara, Browning, Ramirez, Gra\e^, .Jolin-,oii, I.K.irelli (Mgr ), Richardson 

Fifth Row Elliott {Mgr ). Toaf h Coimack. Xowlin (Head Mgr ) 

Not Pictured: Johnson, Ennis 




Coach Cormack checks times with Co-Capts. Coogan, 
Ray and Braudritt" 



Harry Ray and Bill Ennis (injured during 
the board season) will no doiiht be hard 
put to defend the half mile against niiler 
Larry Williams, who seems to be Coach 
Walt Cormack's favorite man to double. 
Williams may have a little trouble in his own 
event, after a couple of surprise times 
registered indoors bj' Alison Drescher, the 
"Flying Pygmy." 

It will be a definite tossup in the two mile, 
with Johnny McDoiigall (hampered by 
shin sijlints during indoor ineels) and Bill 
Braithwaite matchetl so closely that things 
might end in a lie. 

Dan Coogan, State and SC champ in the 
70-yard low hurdles, is going to find rough 
sledding outdoors as the hurdle distances 
stretch out, as will high hurdler Don Swi- 
hart. IMeanwhile, in the pits, Curt Mc- 
Dowell will be putting the shot against team- 
mate Jon Quinn, just a few inches behind. 
Bob Keim in the pole vault and Mike ^loss 
and Bill Phillips in the high jump will round 
out the field activities. 

The varsity season will open against 
Princeton University, will feature the usua" 
competition with Tech, Richmond, am 
Virginia, and will be highlighted by what 
will surely be a very tough three-way eon- 
test between the Keydets, (ieorgetown and 
William and Marv's Indians. 



Sliot put— McDowelt 

Hurdles — Coogan 

Mile Retay — Gillespie, Crow, Zinnnerman, Durrett 

Javelin — Richardson 

Sprinters — Moss, BrandriH' 





Ross ami Dmkr prarticr a <l..iil,lr jil 



BASEBALL 



















First Row: Miner, Grayson, Tullcy, ^\•illaI■d, Full, JarN'is, Drake, Ross, Kiiowles, Spencer, Biss.-I 
■Second Row: Coach "Weenie" Miller, Conklin, Santos, Myers, Jutton, Mabry, Southard, lien 
Bissell, Coach Saunders 



, Thaeker, Wash, Szczapa 



SCHEDULE 

April 3 — Davidson There 

April 9— VPI Here 

April 11 — Furman There 

April 13 — Citadel There 

April 18 — West Virginia Here 

April 21 — Virginia Here 

April 22 — Richmond Here 

April 28 — William and Mary Here 

May 1 — George Washington There 

May 2 — Hampden-Sydney There 

May 6 — William and ^Nlary Here 

May 7 — Richmond There 

May 1-1 — George Washington There 

:\rAY 19— VPI There 








Coach Saunders an.l Cuaeli -Miller discuss tin 
coming season with Co-Capts. Drake and Ross 




The 1959 baseball season appears very 
promising for the Keydet nine at the present, 
with seven returning lettermen, five of whom 
were starting members of the 1958 squad. 
Along with these seven returning lettermen 
is the return to school of that hard-hitting 
outfielder Ray Conklin, who will fill that all- 
important fourth slot in the batting order 
for this year. Then, too, the decision on the 
Ijart of Lee Southard to swap his basketball 
shoes for a pair of spikes has brightened the 
prospects in the pitching department. 

The infield is made up of Dick Jarvis at 
first, Co-Captain Billy Drake at second, Co- 
Captain Bobby Ross at short, and Billy 
Knowles at third, with such able operatives 
as Frank Grayson, ^Marvin iNIeyers, and 
l{oger Spencer ready to move in if any of 
them should make the least miscue. The 
I)astures this year are being patrolled by 
Lloyd Thacker, Richie Santos, and Ray 
Conklin, although these three will really be 
pushed due to the great improvement of 
Mike Wash. At present the catching de- 
partment is wide open. Those fighting for 
the position are Eddie Fall, Ed ToUey, and 
Jack Willard, who has switched from the in- 
field. The pitching department is the biggest 
Cjuestion mark, with George Henning, Oscar 
Mabry, and Lee Southard being the top 
three. These three will be ably supported by 
third classmen Jim ]\Iiner, Keyser, and 
Mike Jut ton. 




Santos— Right Field 

Ross — Sliort Stop 

Fall— Catcher 

Matjry— Pitcher 

Tolley and Willard— Catchers 

Drake — Second Base 



Coac'li Louis ••W.Tiiic"' Miller has lakr.i 
over the coaching reins this year, ami iluc lu 
the speed in the oulfiekl, he is placing special 
emphasis im ilereiise, anil liase r'unning, 
which will, we hupe, force tile other Ic.ims 
into fre(|Ueul niiscues. 

The infield is being manned by four opera- 
tives with more than adequate experience. 
J;ir\is and Knowles are starting their second 
year with the Keydet nine while Ross and 
Dralie are beginning their fourtii year. 

Those providing the long ball this year 
will come from the portside. Both Thacker 
and Conklin have been known to hit -100- 
footers. Dick Jarvis should provide the 
right-handed power, which is so important on 
the Keydets" field due to the close left bank. 
Drake and Spencer have also been known to 
claim "the hill." 

Two first year men, third classman Bissell 
and second classman Bissett have shown a 
good deal of promise, and by miil-year it 
would surprise no one if they were not the 
ones providing the spark. 

The Keydet nine could be a serious chal- 
lenger to last year's Southern Conference 
Champs, Richmond, provided they get the 
pitching and the base knocks at the right 
time. We are, at the least, looking for a 
better than .500 percentage in the won-lost 
colunni. 




ThactitT— Left Field 
Southard— Pitcher 

Kiio«les— Third Base 

Hemlin^'— Pitcher 

Conlilin— Center Field 

Jarvis— First Base 





Fronl Row, Left to Right: Hartford; Smith, A. F. E.; Engels; Berggren; Farleigh; Williamson 

Back Row, Left to Right: Boxley, Manager; Brown; Ballard; Geis; Smith, M. B. E.; Coupland; Leary, Manager 



TENNIS TEAM 



The VMI netnien are looking forward to one of the most rewarding 
seasons in several years. After being hit with injuries last year, the Key- 
dets will be back at full strength this spring. The graduation loss was small 
and the newcomers should fill the vacancies ably. The team will also have 
the advantage of Coach Clark, who played his tennis at the University of 
North Carolina. 

Leading this year's outfit will be captain and three-year letterman John 
Engels. Don Coupland is expected to be the darkhorse of this year's team 
if he continues his early season pace. Third classman Booty Farleigh is back 
at his number three position and is capable of going "all the way "". Al and 
Barrj' Smith are the potential four and five men bnl will lie pushed by 
returnees Chris Fleet, Kurt Berggren, Arch Brown, and Lynn Hartford. 





The NelUiell ill actiuli 



Captain .John Engels ready to serve 



SCHEDULE 

ApKiL '2 — Colgate Here 

April 9 — Randolph-Macon. . . .Here 

April 15 — VPI There 

April 17 — William and ^lary There 

April 18 — Richmond There 

April 24 — Davidson There 

April 25 — Citadel There 

May 1— VPI Here 

^I.\Y 7-9 — Southern 

Conference Norfolk 






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First Row, Left to Right: Hirscli, ( 
Second Row: 'MacMillan, Hill, II.- 
Third Row: Payne, Jordan, Ridn^.l 



U-, Schaaf 

;ui, Coach Simpson, Fnx, Carlisle, Bryant, Krossierer 



FENCING TEAM 




ShaaF, .1. C. (T' 



Fencing, although inactive at the Institute for many 
years, is not a new sport to VMI, and is making a steady 
comeback. This year found the Keydet swordsmen in 
their second year as an organized team, and working hard 
to fill in weak spots. 

In the saber section, Fud Caldwell sliced his way to two 
out of three bouts winning streak, backed up by Garrison's 
ever-improving "long reach" technique. The epee .section 
has the trickiest job since the whole body is a target in this 
weapon. Winniker's southpaw attack, and Fox's ballet- 
like movements, however, kept the opposition in a 
constant turmoil. A Rat, Jordan, has kept both these men 
under pressure all year with his natural ability, and should 



improve the team greatly in the years to come. Schaaf 
and Mahoney led the foil section this year in some fast and 
flashing action. Again the Rats furnished the pressure; 
and couijled with the team c-ai)tains seemingly boundless 
app<'lilc fur work, the team i)r(iiniscs niucii in the future. 
Fencing is not exactly a s])eclator sport. Iiut anyone who 
sees the "team in action will find plenty of excitement. 
Although the meets this year didn't yield impressive 
scores, the VMI Spirit was there to the end, and much 
valuable experience was gained by all. Everything con- 
sidered, it was a successful year, and under Major Simp- 
son's able guidance, a bright future can be seen, and not 
too far awav either. 




Garrison and Caldw 



trate "Attack and Parry" 




Left U, Kiijht: LaHhiiin; Wcl.lier, .1.; Bariiett; Hobson; Cotton; KeTiip; Wcl.lior, C; I'liillips 



GOLF TEAM 



This year's golf team, even though it seems to be be- 
ginning the year with scores as high as its noblest aspira- 
tions, should at least have a good time, because the season 
will be much of an old timers' reunion. Three first class- 
men, John Kemp, Bob Hobson, and Captain Chuck 
Cotton, are retiu-ning from last year's squad; and Jack 
Barnett, their Brother Rat, is returning to the squad after 
an interlude at UVa last year. Also returning to the squad 
after a hitch in the Navv is Jim Webber of the class of '57. 





Chuck Cotton, Captain of the II), 
VMI Varsity Golf Squad 



Kemp, plaving in the No. 1 

slot 



All are fairway (and rough) veterans, and if they can get 
their old bones in gear, '59 should definitely be at least a 
little better than '58. 

Standout rats this year include Pete Vanderworth of 
Danville and Culver Criswell of Memphis. These two and 
se\eral other newcomers show great promise that V^NII 
will be heard from tomorrow in regard to golf, and that 
"Oh clear the way, VMI is out todaj'" will not apply to 
the golf squad any longer. 




Front Rou\ Left tn Right: Severo, Dimlap, Spaulding, Uworiii, Xoithrop, Landry, Montgomery 
Semnd Ruw: Cummiiigs, Calkins, Ilaniilla, Carlsen, DeLuca, Mitchell, Bella, Downey 

Top Row: Parker, Madigan, Purner, Woodson Tarrall, Edmunds, Lewis, Thomas (Cant.), Lisiecki, Finnigan, Vitale, Stubblelield, Moore, 
Larkin 



JUDO TEAM 




Thomas and Larkin demonstrate 
'*Kata-Gurunia" 



Judo is a sport which requires serious mental study and 
rigorous physical training. In the spring maneuvers, and 
throughout the year, the team conducts training courses 
in hand to hand combat, jujistu, karata, and the techni- 
ques of judo including falling, throws, chokes, armlocks, 
and basic mat work. The course on the spring maneuvers 
included this and introduced the elements of knife fighting 
and sentry attack, after which the newly acquired skills 
were put to use on confidence courses. 

After a year of hard training and matches with colleges 
including the University of ^Maryland, The Citadel, Naval 
Academy, Catholic University, VPI, and the Washington 



Judo Club and various service teams including Ft. 
Benning, the team climaxes the year with spring promo- 
tionals held at Ft. Holabird, ^Id. Tests are given (written 
and performance in contest) to determine the ability of the 
candidate to advance to a higher grade belt. 

Recently the team traveled to the Valley Forge Military 
Academy in order to give a performance in judo. 

The team has accomplished all this by adhering to its 
three major aims — to learn judo, to further it as an inter- 
collegiate sport, and to develop interest in Judo in the 
layman. Another successful year, like the last, is in the 
making. 




Edmunds and T; 



Demonstrate "Uchimata 




I Martin. 'l\im Klemenko (Ca-Captain), John Parks, Bill Maurer, Michael 



Front Row, Left to Right: La 

Irving 
Back Row, Left tu Riqin: Di,k Wahiinaii, I,.,iiis Aiiji.r, Alh-n (iustin, I.nuis Ritchie, Bowlman Bowles (Co-Captain), Charles Davhuff. 

George (■oull..min, Geuri!,' \aii Onlni, .J..I111 Aiiynlia ^ F /. 1 . 



RIFLE TEAM 



The year 1958-59 was an excejitioiial year for the rifle 
team in many ways. The team fired an extra-lieavy 
amount of shoulder-to-shoulder matches (12) and broke 
even with a 6-6 record. Opponents inchided all Southern 
Conference teams plus such powerhouses as Army, Na\-y, 
and Maryland. 

A much better record was com])iled in postal competi- 
tion. A total of 28 postal matches included teams from up 
and down the Eastern Seaboard and as far west as Texas 
A&M, UCLA, and a high school in Walla ^Yalla. Wasliino- 
ton. The postal record was 20 wins and 8 losses. 

The team was captained by Tom Klemenko and Bo 
Bowles and included many fine underclassmen. For the 





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record, the strength of the team was chiefly in the third 
classmen with George Van Orden exhibiting outstanding 
skill throughout the year. For this reason, next year's 
team is looking forward to a great season and will lose only 
two men. Jack Angolia and Tom Klemenko. 

Although obviously handicapped b,v the new Southern 
Conference rule excluding freshmen from varsity compe- 
tition, the team will be able to make use of the better-than- 
average crop of Rats that matriculated this j'ear. 

This has also been the last year of a four-year VMI 
assignment for Sergeant William Facemire. His loyalty to 
the team and seemingly tireless efforts have not gone 
unappreciated. 



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Kneeling: Santos Leung Reyes Stanle\ ^ 11 |l -■ II \ I) 1 ncv PickennR Gal>»li 

Staniliiig: Purnu Spicuzzi Boleski Sniitli ) V li lli \iiioliiii ( irtuu/lit Muinr shell i M M^ikiii; Allons..; Clark 



SOCCER TEAM 







Team Captain Steve Sew- 
here hooking the ba 
ration for a pass. 



iill Dabney (back fn 
camera) disputes possession iil' 
the ball with Roanoke's Bob 
Schoenleber in VMI's final game 
of the season. 



Coached this year by Mr. A. R. Jones, the informally 
organized \"MI Soccer team, hampered by a lack of suffi- 
cient depth, sustained three losses during the sea.son. 

Still in its genesis here at the Institute, soccer is rapidly 
becoming a popular sport. The twenty-two men who tried 
out this year lacked not in spirit, and those who finally 
made up the team, in teamwork, even though this was mil 
shown in a winning record. 

The "Booters" made their debut this year on home 
grounds, against Lynchburg College. The University of 
Virginia was the second scene of battle, where the team 
played neck and neck with an experienced group, leaving 



the contest on the low end of 5-4 tally. The nimble-footed 
group ended the year with another sour note in the form of 
a loss to Roanoke College. And although losing five first 
classmen, Sewell, Leung, Santos, Reyes, and Galysh, hopes 
are high for next fall. 

The seven game schedule includes re])eat duels with the 
three foes of this year, plus \'irgiuia '!"rcii, RMudolph- 
^facon, ^Maryland State Teachers College, and tieorge- 
town University. 

SEASON RECORD 
\'MI vs L.\ nchburg College 1-3 

\'MI vs Umversif-s of Virgmia -1-5 

VMIvs Roanoke ( ollege 1-4 




ike^ ibrillantaetenM%e-uc in th, 
L\ nchburg College 





RAT 
BASKETBALL 

Firxf Row: Jenkins, Shelhorse, Worrell, 
Williams, Eddins, Luce, Halberstadt, 
Lazaroff 

Senmd flow), Left to Right: Plogger, Moss, 
Fravel, White, Gedro, Vaughn, Mare- 
i-lial, Rutherfonl 



RAT 
WRESTLING 

/•■/>./ «o!f. Left to Right: Mangino, Mer- 
rill, Smiley, Bamforth, Bartlett, 
I'ayne, Connors, Russell, Merklinger 

Secuitd Rou': Turnage, Stanley, Galanti, 
Gorsuch, Hood, Brown, Smith, 
Michaels, Muirheid, Thomas, Hertz, 
Stepnowski, Patton 

Third Row: Jan Woodman, Coach (with 
whistle); Ballard, Gillman, Hayes, 
Lynch, Selling, Hoagland, Pauska, 
Quirk, Jones, Plageman, Goodyear, 
Fox, Ward, Carter, Rhodes, John 
Jlartin, Coach 



RAT 
SWIMMING 

Fir.it Rmr, Left tii Right: \"anneventer, 
Pederson, Trice, Perrin, Smith, Jacoby 

Second Row: Hamner, Prince, Matthews, 
O'Connor, Bandy, Bobbitt, Sullivan 

Third Row: Magee, D. A , Manager; 
Kane, Curtis, Woodard, Davis, Hobbs, 
Bayley, Collins 



INTRAMURALS AND PHYSICAL TRAINING 



A sdUiv,' ..r |,ri,l,. ill Ilk- li.sliliilc'.s |>l:in r,,r drvi-lopiiif; ■•(■ilizcii 
sdl.licis" i^ ils :illilrtic i.n.nnmi. which irpiilc-cllv lias one of liu' hinhcsl 
,H-nriila-rs .,( pa rl iri|,iit i.ili aniDiif,' Cdlltros ol' Miiiilar size. IV.sick's tho 
lonnalK .n L-.nii/, .1 leanis. tho Diajcir ])arl c,l' athlclics 1k-it is Ihu iiitra- 
ini.ral pr.ij;rai,i. .xlrnsive enough so that nearly every eailet will have 
the ehance to play on some intramural team of his ehoicc. 

An important point of the proj,'nim is that intramural partieijjatioii 
is (lireetlv counted in with the flarnetf Aiiflrews scores in the annual 
race for t'hel.esl eom|>anv cup auanledal Finals. C.aupanies arc placeil 
on a more iiearlv e(|ual level l>v a rule forl.i.l.lin;; I he lakinn iiart in 
intramurals hy cadets who are nicnihcrs of regular learns in the individual 
sjxtrts. 

The pr..t;rani ranges from f,mll,all and iiing-pong lo Irack and intra- 

1 alion sruiulKill hi,sl,,, inclu.ling «.Ucr l.ask.l hall, scifthall, wresthng, 

vollc^li,lll, ami 1 .:,,kci 1 ,,■, II Mil ^Ii I lie lih.Mil 1{m»I i f, .. ,1 1 lall champion- 
ship phiMills li:i, licni chniiiialcd IV.iiii llii. Mar\ pniLrram, the color 
and cliai.s ,,l lliis spcclack' have lie.'ll relallicd in lllc l.allalion snowball 
tights, cveiils which had all exlreniclv high percentage of cadel parlici- 
palioii. 



fiidcr Ihe guidance of intianiural dirccloi William O. liolierts, the 
j>rogram is expected to e.vpaiitl even more in coining season.s. 

As an adjunct to tlie intramural activity and as a result of the re- 
newed emphasis on physical training for cadets, a vigorous physical 
development program has been included this year. Physical Training 
tests are gi\'eii several times each year to all cadets, and the results arc 
taliulated in with the Garnett Andrews scores. Commandant Colonel 
Clover S. Johns has founded an award known as the Commandant's Cup, 
to be awarded the company having the higlicsl score on the liiial IT test 
given this session. 

The setu|) for the Spring Hike was a radical change from previous 
.\'ears, with its renewed emphasis on a vigorous pliysical phase. Pull-up 
bars were installed in the barracks sinks to enable cadets to prepare thein- 
seh'es for the spring maneuvers in a few minutes a day. 

With a eontinuetl stressing of the physical aspects of the cadet's 
de\'elopment here, VMI will no doubt be turning out e\'en higher ((uality 
" citizen soldiers." 




There is never want of llilngs to do at. \MI during an 
average day. The many hours of classes, drills, and 
formations that one has to meet would seem to make 
up a busy day for anyone. However, all cadets parti- 
cipate in several other activities within the corps. 

These activities may include athletics, clubs (both 
religious and social), work on cadet publications, the 
hop committee, societies (within the cadet's major 
field in college) and musical organizations. 

It has been stated by many that the ideal man is 
the well rounded man. All the activities which the 
cadet may engage in while at "\'MI are designetl to 
foster and promote this belief. 







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■-Maidi Gnis" Star I'al Ii,M,nr lalks uitli the film director during filiniiig ut VMI. 



VMI GOES HOLLYWOOD 




K il i.Imm.i I I I .1 ii.l P, 11.11, h.n n 

(a.l.t offiurs gne "Lt Pat B.mhu a k 
points on the saber manual 



Amidst all the buzz and excitement of unbeaten 
football teams and Parents' Weekend (the first annual), 
there was another event of most signal importance 
during the 1957-58 session here at the Old Dominion's 
famed military college. ^'^1I went Hollywood! 

In an atmosphere reminiscent of the "Brother 
Rat" days of 1938, a new interest and activity swept 
over the Post when it was officially announced early in 
the session that VMI was to be the scene of 20th Century 
Fox's "Mardi Gras," a light romantic comedy starring 
Pat Boone, Gary Crosby, and Tommy Sands, with 
pert Christine Carere and bouncy Sheree North in the 
leading starlet spots. It turned out to be, said the New 
\ ork Times in a review shortly following its jiremiere 
during Thanksgiving this year, a "romj) for the under- 
graduate set. " 

The plot centers around the winner of a raffle 
held among the Corps. The winner is to invite a Holly- 
wood movie star to Finals. Naturally, the darling of 
the maternity set has the winning ducat, and Cadet 
Boone, P., is off to New Orleans to have a go at 
"snowing" his lady love, who is — you guessed it! — 
Mile. Carere, who just couldn't be anything but 



. . MARDI GRAS 



Queen of iho 15iilj 
Mardi Gras. 



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Orleans' annual 



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The VJNII Band, regimental staff, and color guard 
wore flown to that colorful city to march in the Rex 
parade of the JNIardi Gras, and sjjcnd their scant free 
time 'tween scenes leaving a trail of empty beer cans 
down Canal Street and thru the Latin Quarter. 

A\'hen Easter Hops rolled around, there was a 
chance for other members of the Corps to get into the 
act. The script called for a Finals setting, and it being 
impractical to wait until June, these scenes were shot 
during the Easter dance weekend. 

Meanwhile, back at the IMardi Gras —Boone has 
met Miss Carere, but failed to recognize her as his movie 




Gary CrosVjy and Tdiniiiy Sands roll their hays in 
one of the barracks rooms recreated in Holly- 
wood for the film. Detail in the picture was 
excellent. 



queen date. Does Hollywood let this hold up the plot? 
Not on your life ! ! They fall in love anyway. But in the 
best interests of VMI and the Corps, Cadet Pat must 
renounce the dictates of his heart while his Cinderella 
smiles and bravely carries on. The day is not lost, 
however. Crosby and Sands come thru like true-blue 
Brother Rats and roommates with a plot to smuggle 
the heroine in for the Finals Ball, unbeknownst to Mr. 
Boone, of course. 

After many obstacles, "love conquers all," and 
cadet and girl are reunited. The filming of these Finals 
scenes here during Easter hops gave cadets and dates 
alike a chance to see our boy Boone in the real; and 
many feminine hearts must have been aflutter as the 
Messrs. Sands, Crosby, and Boone went patiently 
through their paces during the many retakes. 




of Cadet Mark 11. Grayl.ill 



p uilh the help 



The premiere of the full-length, color feature in 
cinemascope and stereo sound was held in Lexington 
for the Corps and special guests shortly before opening 
to the public during Thanksgiving. Most reviews were 
favorable, although the critics who expected a stirring 
saga of military life and discipline among the nation's 
youth were disappointed by the casual and energetically 
cheerful tenor of the action. 

In all, the Corps got a bang out of playing movies 
and being host to pretty Miss Carere, the Listitute re- 
ceived some valuable publicity, and Boone & Co. got an 
insight into the life of the less cosmopolitan half of 
the American College set. 



V.M.I. PREMIERE "MARDI : 
INCTON WELCOMES CHRISTINE 




!• irst Cla•,^ Presuient \likt M uiimi 

Mibs Carere from the btate Theater . 
"JUardi Gras." 




p. T. Johnson, Jh. 
President 



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V. M. Keefer 
First Vice President 



R. L. HoBsoN 
Second Vice President 



HONOR COURT 



The VMI HoiKir Systrni is one of tiic hh.sI iiiiixirtaiil 
aspects of a cadet's life at the Institute, and it probably 
contributes more to the character building of students 
than any other concept. The Honor System applies 
basically to three things — lying, cheating, and stealing. 

The keystone of the Sytem lies in the fact that 
members -of the Corps are honor bound to report an\' 
violation of the code that comes to their attention. There 
is only one penalty for a person found guilty by the Court 
— dishonorable dismissal. 

The Honor System is ailniinisterrd liy the Corps 



tlirimgli its Honor Court which is composed of twelve 
regidar voting members, nine from the First Class, three 
from the Seconil Class, and three nonvoting members from 
the Third Class. 

VMI is founded on the belief that along with thorough 
development of the intellect of the colU'ge student there 
nnist be development of those personal ([ualities which 
will contribute to a life of integrit,y and self-discipline. 
For this reason, our Honor System is the most important 
aspect of a cadet's life at V^Il. 




Seaieii: Ross, Keefer, .Jolinson, Hobsoii, Goofie 

Standing: Shirley, Basliam, jNIcFalls, Anderson, Smith, Gile 











M. W. Maupin 
I're.vdeiit 



J. L. Engels 
I 'ire President 



M. A. II. Smith 
llistiiriaii 



THE GENERAL COMMITTEE 



VMI's class privilege system and its high standard 
of conduct are rigidly upheld through two cadet organi- 
zations, the General Committee and the Executive Com- 
mittee, both groujjs jjarallel in composition. 

The conmiittees are made up of the officers of the three 
c-lasscs plus two committee representatives from the first 
class and the President of the Officers of the Guard Associ- 
ation. The presiding officer, the President of the First 
Class, votes oiil\- in I he case of ties or disi)ules. The 



third class historian acts as sergeant-at-arms and votes 
on Executive Committee cases solely. 

Class privileges, a jealously guarded possession, are 
a basic foundation of the Institute. Without them there 
could be no VMI ".system", no esprit de corps, as VMI 
men have defined it for the past century. The enforcement 
of this system is left, in the main, to the individual cadets 
them.selves, and it is their charge to see that its ideals are 
carried out. 




Seated: lii-i; liiilliii. i;.i;;.l>. Maiiiii)!, Smith, Keiser 

Standing: Spencor, Savajjo, Ilaiiirif, (Juiiiii, Badgett, Durrette, Barcik 



EDITOlilAL STAFF 

Seated: Muiidy, Tuckfr. Ki]ii[), 
Garnett 

Slanding: Collins, Bersyren, 

Young, Pipes, Ileisliman, 
Anderson, Gibson, Shaw 




BUSINESS STAFF 

Sealed: Decker, Traylor, B 
Standing: Fridley, Stewart 




THE VMI 
CADET 



H E Th.inu^, IV 

Eilitiir, lit S'(m(s/tT 



.1, T. Tate, Jji. 

Etiilnr. 2nd Semester 




i. A. Phillips 
Business Manager 



.1. K. i5liAl)F<)HD 

Assoeime Editur 



P. C. Xl.ULlN, III 
Sparl.s Edilnr 



A. F. E. Smith 
Contributing Edito 




EDlTOlilAI. STAKE 

Seated: Lnwsoii, Spencer, Grnvson 

Standing: Smith, Xowlin, Scli'midt, Samuels, Rieliie, W. .1., Hicliie, I,. ('., Pliillip! 








Seated.- Iloskins, Phillips 
Standing: Rotli, Grayso 



McDa 



The Cadet is ;i weekly newspaper published by the Corps of 
Cadets. Though often being branded the "Ad Sheet" by its 
critics, the Cadet lias striven to improve itself this year by 
changing its size to eight and sometimes twelve pages, by insti- 
tuting a new two-editor system, and by tapping the capable 
.sources of Inirracks' writers. 




Editors Thomas and Tate receive information about financing the Cadet from Business Manager I'liilHp.' 




THE GLEE CLUB 




Captain Joseph C. Peahce 
Director 



EnGENE H. Grayson, Jii President 

Vernon W, Heishman Vice President 

William H. Old, Jr Business Manager 

L. XowLAND Pipes, Jr Publieity Manager 

C, H. ZiMiiERMAN, Jr Seiretarij 

Rov C. Bailey, Jr. I r i ■ 

Marion G. Runion / Librarians 



Tl.e Glee Clul, nf Jlu- Virginia .Military Institutp is iiTic of tlic fore- 
most clioral groups in the South. During the more tlian tneuty years of 
its existence the Club has beeome an accomplished musical organization 
with a wide repertoire. It has grown to be an integral part of cadet life 
and is the largest and one of the most popular extracurricular acti\'ities 
at the Institute. 

The Club began informally in the early thirties when cadets fond of 
song collected for serenades on the barracks" "stoops." In 1934, "First 
Classman" Herbert Nash Dillard organized the first group to sing 
together as a unit. 

Because of an increased load of duties as Head of the Department 
of English, C,)h,nil Dillard f.anid it necessary to relinquish directorship 
of the Club. 

Upon his appointment to the VMI faculty as Director of Music and 
Instructor in Humanities, Joseph Chilton Pearce became the club's 
director in September, 1958, with Colonel Dillard acting as its advisor. 




THE HOP COMMITTEE 




NowELL Loop President 

Fred Cavanaugh Vice President 

George ^Iittexdorf Treasurer 

Herb Butt. . . ; Business Manager 

Whatever else may liai)i)en at the Institute, the Corps 
always looks forward to the dance weekends for their 
entertainment, whether it be dancing or otherwise. As usual 
the Hop Committee has succeeded in engaging the finest 
bands in the land to provide the music, including Glenn 
JNIiller's Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra, Buddy 
Morrow, Lester Lanin, Benny Goodman, and the ever- 
pleasant V]MI Commanders. These dances have offered to 
the poor cadet, tired of "double-timing" around the hill, a 
eliunce to double-time around in the gym and then slow 
down to a snail's jjace afterward. Li the most welcome 
dances held throngiiout the year, the Corps has been pro- 
vided an opportunity to "Icioscn ii])" and enjoy Ihem.selves 
even tliough it lasts onl\ a short while. 




THE COMMANDERS 



Mike Maupin Leader 

Robin Sommers Buaincss Manager 

Oddly enough one of the most active organizations on tlie post 
spends most of its working hours absent from it. This year's all cadet 
outfit has become popular in colleges and prep schools throughout the 
state due to its music-making abilities. The twelve piece dance orchestra 
is a highly versatile group, being able to provide rock and roll, jazz 
jump tunes, as well as the very smooth and danceable arrangements 
which they are noted for. 

Led by Mike !Maupiu, the '58-'59 Commanders were bolstered 
by the fact that six of their twelve musicians were in their fourth year 
with the band. Russ Chew, Jack Christie, Tex Carr, Penn Whitcscarver, 
as well as IMike and Rob Sommers (who also handles the business and 
propaganda end of the deal) started their hectic careers "w;iy back in 
the fall of '55. 

A recent innovation of the Commanders had been its Combo. Besides 
entertaining at small dances this bunch has also seen much service on 
regular jobs, improvising from time to time when the occasion arises. 

The musicianship of the '59-'59 organization surpas,sed that of any 
cadet group heard around these parts for at least the past four years. 
This was easily made evident to tho.se who rarely have an opportunity 
to hear the many fine evenings of entertainment provided by the 
orchestra by their performances at VMI's ^Midwinters and Easter 
dances. 





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PARTIES 





AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS 



M. W. Anderson. 
]). F. Basham .. . . 
1). 1'. Dreelin. . . 



President 

.Chairman. K.reeiitive Committee 
Chairman of Trips 




Tlie .student cliapltTs of llie Auicricau Society of Civil 
Engineers have been organized to help college men learn as 
much as possible about the "'practical" sides of their future 
profession. Here at V^II we are indeed fortunate to have 
one of the most active chapters in the country. Evidence 
of this is the fact that the V^II Chapter has received the 
national rating of "Excellent" twenty times. This record 
stands witlmiil an ('(|ual among colleges in the T'nited States. 

The membership of the stiidcnl chapter is comprised 
of all first, second and lliii'd cla.ss ci\ils. These men take 
field trips, attend lectures, and see educational films through- 
out the year. In the midst of all this work. Colonel ^Morgan's 
"Jacks" keep from becoming "didl l)oys" by sponsoring 
an informal clance each year. 

All the.se activities of the A. S. C. E. combine to make the 
V^II Civil Engineering Major a better prepared man, both 
academically and socially, for the professional world. 



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AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS 



All A. I. E. E. SliKloiit IJraiifli is a profos.sioiuil group 
formed at approved colleges and universities having electrical 
engineering curricula. Students in these Branches, assisted 
by a faculty member, called the Counselor, meet and work 
together to practice the skills of communication, cooperation, 
and organization, using the technological material, in the 
nalional framework of Ihc ])rofcssioii of electrical engineering. 

The VMI Student Branch of the A. I. E. E. was chartered 
on May 1, 1920. In the pa.st 39 years, this organization's chief 
objectives have been: first, to foster those qualities needed 
by the engineer which are not fully developed in the class- 
room; second, to broaden the Cadet's acquaintance with 
the modern engineering world; third, to provide an organi- 
zation in which the technical developments and ideas of the 
Cadet can receive recognition. 

More specifically, this year's A. I. E. E. has presented 
talks by both guest speakers and Cadets. To aid the Cadet 
in his effort to become an engineer, the Student Technical 
Paper competition was held at the end of the second semester. 
Now, as the Electrical Engineering Cadets of the Class of 
1959 graduate, they can feel proud of their first connection 
with a ])rofessional organization — the .\. I. E. E. 



XowEi.i. E. Loop Cliainnaii 

Pete T. Johnson Vice Chairman 

Gerry Herrmann Secretary 





AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS 



R. L. IIoBSON President 

W. T. Pickering Vice President 

W. C. Keens Secretary 

J. D. ^Iautin Treasurer 




The growing opportunities in the field of physics can be 
evidenced here at the Institute by the greatly increased 
number of students enrolled in that curriculum. The Ameri- 
can Institute of Physics has grown eciually, and has become 
a valualile aid in correlating the everyday academic 
endeavors with their practical application outside the class- 
I'oom . 

A great deal of interest has been shown toward the 
programs presented to the group. These include movies, 
pertment speakers, trips to areas of interest to the potential 
ph\ sicist, and parties for nothing better than good fellow- 
ship 

'Hiis year should ])i'ove to be a Ijright one for the A. I. P., 
,ind we hope will serve as a steppingstone to an even better 
one next year. 



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AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 



The Chemical Society at V^II is a student afKhate 
of the American Chemical Society. The Society consists of 
the chemistry majors from the upper three classes. It is 
not mandatory to join hut generally everyone wlio is eligible 
does so. 

The purpose of the A. C. S. is to present to the chemistry 
majors a program pertaining to their field of study and act 
as a supplement to the chemistry curriculum. 

The programs generally consist of a movie or a speaker 
from some industrial firm or a professor from another college. 
In the spring, the first classmen make several field trips to 
nearby industrial firms. At the end of each year the A. C. S. 
final banciuet is held and the president for the coming year 
and the facultv advisor are selected bv the students. 



R. V. Dale President 

W. C. Simpson Secretary 

R. G. Haines FirM Class Representative 

.1. H. TuMUNSON Second Class Representative 

\{. L. CoPELAND Third Class Representative 




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VIRGINIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE 



C. II. Pate 

T. H. Williams. 
A. B. Taylor 



President 

]'ice President 

Secretary-Treasurer 




The ^'i|■g■iIlia .\c-;i(loiiiy of Science is an organization 
of Virginia scientists including both professional men and 
laymen who have scientific interests. 

The VMI rha])ter of the Virginia Academy of Science 
is composed, ])rimari!y, of tho.se men studying the biology 
curricnlum. 

This organization sjjonsors a variety of programs which 
develop and encourage scientific interests among its members. 
It is the constant concern of those connected with the 
^'irginia .\cadcmy of Science, including the able advisor, 
Dr. Uronifield Kidk'y, that these jjrograms broaden the 
biology major's views and knowledge founded in the class- 
room and lal)oratory and, ])erhaps, bring him closer to his 
life's ambition. 

To climax the year, the \'MI Chapter sends representa- 
tives to the ^ . .\. S. Statewide Conference, which is held 
aniniallv in Mav. 



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RAYMOND E. DIXON ENGLISH SOCIETY 



Unlike other organizations aronn<l tlic i)ost, llu- R. E. 
Dixon English Society seeks to (jrovide its members and 
interested ontsiders an opportunity to raise their level of 
ap])reciation ahove the everyday pleasures of life. It is hojied 
that this organization will serve as a stepping-point, from 
which each member might continue advancing towards a 
greater refinement of his character. 

Since it came into being last spring, the Society lias 
had many pleasurable and enlightening programs. Some of 
the highlights were Captain Badgett's illustrated lecture 
on ^Modern Art and Arthur Kyle Davis' lecture on Virginia 
Ballads. Future activities as a trip to either New York 
or Washington, D. C. are being considered by members. 

I'he Dixon Society forms an important part of the VJNII 
eilucational program, and it is of particular importance 
to cadets who have a desire to possess a worldly knowledge. 

Although the Society is limited to fifty members, it is 
open to the Corps for membership, as long as there are 
vacancies to be filled. It is hojjcd that cadets will take an 
active interest in its programs. 



W.VTsox A. ^NlrxDY President 

XoL.^ND Pipes Vice President 

.Jerry Lawsox Secretary 

.Jim Savage Program Chairman 




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THE HEALTH FVL AND PLEASANT ABODE OF A ~ .. 
YOVTHS PRESSING yp THE HILL OFSC1E-. i .■ 
A GP.ATiFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOP ' 
STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR. IHS;-- 
SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO : ■ 
PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY T1M> 




THE ARMED FORCES CLUB 



Doug MacArthur President 

Wbs Roberts F/ce President 

Bud Blackwell Treasurer 

Frank Ferrier Secretary 

Jack Cary Program Chairman 




('()iii|)(i,s(mI (if mm who are interested in the ISIihtary, 
the Aniu-d Furces (Tub has provided a program of speakers, 
movies and \arious other activities this year. One of tlie 
largest organizations in barracks, it has been ably guided 
by Captain Ross Blake. The club's program is designed to 
give its raembirs a bctU'r insight into the various branches 
of the arnVed forci's and it has succeeded in this purpo.se, 
giving them entertaining and educational films, and ,s])eakers. 

-\c\\ I his year is the Armed Forces Reading Room 
IcK-ated in Sc-oll Sliipp Hall, which maintains all current 
magazines and ])i'ri()dicals of a military and informative 
nature, as wi'll as a lilirar\' of books on many combat oper- 
ations an. I thrali-es of action in World War II. 



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THE RELIGIOUS COUNCIL 



The VMI IJeligious Council is the coordinuting hoily iif 
all religious activity for Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish 
cadets. It is comprised of representatives from religious 
clubs organized in barracks. 

This year the Council provided for the new cadets a 
rehgious service during their first Sunday at the Institute, 
conducted entirely by cadets, and a picnic at which time they 
learned about religious activities at V!MI, enjoyed recreation, 
anfl a vesper .service. 

With the addition of a Protestant chapel .service on the 
post, the work of the Council increased. The student min- 
isters in Lexington were given the titles of Chaplain of Cack'ls 
from their respective denomination, and served as the 
speakers for these chapel services. The Council, through 
contributions by the Corps and other interested friends, 
ecjuipped J^I Hall with an electronic organ and other 
furniture necessary for a religious service. 

The Council also succeeded in starting a religious service 
for Jewish cadets in the Chapel Room through the Jewish 
Club. This is the first year that Jewish cadets have had the 
opportunity to attend a religious service every Sunday 
morning. 

Through the chapel services, church services in Lexing- 
ton, Bible study, and Sunday evening fellowships in the 
churches in Lexington, the Council strives to provide for 
cadets a program that will helji them to develo]) spiritually 
as well as intellectuallv. 



R. D. Bingham President 

R. X. LaGarde Vice President 

S. S. Ratner Treasurer 

L. R. Graves Secretary 

J. P. Wuitescarver Publicity 

A. DiCaprio Clerk 





INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB 



H. E. Thomas, IV. 

J. A. Gaenett .... 

J. J. MOORCONES. . 

E. F. Thomas 



President 

Vice President 

. Secrefary-Treasurer 
. Program Chairman 




After iiKiving off in low gear due to organizational 
iliffieultie.s, the International Relation.s Club launched into 
a jirograni of fui-iou.s aetivity. highlighted by a three-day 
eonveidion of the Southeastern Region of International 
Relations Clubs held here early in December. 

S])eaking at the convention, attended by representatives 
from clubs in thirteen states, were such internationally 
recognized ])ersonalities as Lieutenant General Clark RuflFner, 
< 'onunanding General of the Third Army, and His Excellency 
Dr. George K. C. \'eii. Ambassador from the Republic of 
Cliina. The cimvention was counted a .success by hosts and 
guests ahkc, and at the election of regional officers on the 
hiial day John Moorcones was installed as vice president. 

Aniciiig its other widely varied activities, the club took 
trips to olhei- colleges for di.scussions, hearil prominent 
guest .speakers at open meetings, and showed films concerned 
with the international situation. 



Lutheran Club 



SidiidliKj: OiuliaUK'li. FunkliiiusiT. Kii>lc 
Maurcr, Pederson 



Sealeil: Ri>l)cTts, Anderson, Trandol, 
GaiH-iiski, Marlin 



Methodist Club 



Standi ii(j: Berger, Hylton, Williams, 
IleisluuaTin, Boleski, MaGee, Merrey 

Seated: Ramirez, A., Ramirez, F., 
Keeter, Biugham, LaGarde 









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Canterbury Club 

Standitij/: Bohliitt, Carver, Grayson, 
Tucker, Reed, Bobbins, Daniels, 
Keressierer 

Seated: Troxler, Graves, Pipes, Davliurt', 
Old 





Westminster 
Fellowship 

Standing: Pettit, Baiii, Miller, lloerlcr, 
Potts 

Seated: Robinson, Steel, llcl.eod. Booth, 
Cliristie 



Baptist Student 
Union 



Standing: BrvMot. Bradbury, Dean, 
Bottoms, Clover, Clarke, Rowell, 
Xelms 

Seated: Hurle.v. I.yiicli, Wliitescarver, 
Fritli, Pittman 



Newman Club 



Sldttilini/: Spiciizza. Trusik, Paiiska, 
M;iiii:iii'i, Bateman, Gorbea, Alfonso, 
M' (,ni!i. Selling, Sabow, Thacker, 
rtiH I. 'ii,'ast, Anjier, Dapra, Roth, 
\ aiidiTaar, Murpliy, Stcpnouski, 
Gorsuch 

Scaled: Kruiiicr, (iarcia, Ponipoiiio, 
IMcFalls, Dicaprio, Myatt, Shittery 



Jewish Club 

Sitliug: Dworiii, \V. II., Iliisrli, C. M. 
Sfimuels, S. 

StamUng: GiiishcTK, R. A., KlinelKTf;, 
l>. S., U;itiRT. S. S., Mollack, G. \, 



Roanoke Club 

Arams, I!. K I're.^idrnt 

Cox, H. IT Vice President 

MuNDY, W. A Historian 



Lynchburg Club 

Chew, R. C President 

Crickenbergeh, R, F. . . . Viee President 
HosKiNS, W. P Secretary 








Richmond Club 

Al)D[so.N-, E. C President 

Amdehson, N. C Vice President 

I-'all, E. I Seereiary 

I )iib:eliv, D. P Treasurer 



Tidewater Club 

CdOGAN, .). I)., .In President 

Haxteh, T. I)., .In Vu-e President 

Haunes, K. H Secretary 




Southwest Virginia 
Club 



(;iiAvs.)N, v.. II 


President 


liooTH, J. C ,. 


. . Vice President 


1'im.Lippi, R. E 


Secretary 



Texas Club 

DiMKK, \V. S I'rexulcnt 

Rav. II. I) Viie I'rc.siileiil 

C'lioEX, .1. F Secrelan/ 



Florida Club 

Ti!AVLOn, \V. II Pre.-^ltlcnt 

Selleus, H. P Virr Prcxideiil 

IIlLLlAlil). .1. R Secrelnri/ 




Yankee Club 

Thomas, E. F President 

Geis, R. W Vice President 



YOVTHS PRESSINCVPTHEHILLOFSCIENCE WITH NOBLE EMVLATION 
A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE : AN HONOR TO OVRCOVNTR.Y AND OVR 
STATE:OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR INSTRVCTORS AND FAIR 
SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN' SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE 
PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY- IN ■ EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL 
TO VINDICATE HER HONOR_OR D-^END HER Rl^^HTS 





Timmins Music 
Society 

Seated: Chew, Phillips, F.^er, Maj. 
Gentry, Lawson 

Standing: Coltrane, Witscliarfl, Jniies, 
Cary, Powell, Maddox, Thomas, 
Wilkinson 



Archeology Club 



First Riiie: Aylo 
Alexander, Fridelv 



Sei'ond Roie: McCormiek, Young, Bane, 
Wolfe, Grayson 



Deep South Club 

Kessler, W. H.. .Ik President 

Smith, J. A., Ill Viee President 



Cadet Waiters 

First Row. Left to Right: Miller, Blak,- 
more, Willis, Smith, K. G.; Humiiiutt, 
Bradford, Berggren, Conkliii 

Sectind Row: Sellers, Gapenski, Vargosko, 
Ray, Butt, Camper, Ratner 

Third Row: Masotti, Crickenbergor, 
R. F.; Yeh, Weymouth, Pool, MeGiie, 
I,a(iarcle, Brooks, Addison, Lt>op, 
Fall 

Foiirlli How: Anderson, N. C; Gwyun, 
Southard, Williams, Hammonds 

Fifth Row: Delaplane, LaBlang, Huddle, 
Fuller, Smith, L. C; Bell, Barr, 
Bla,k«ell. Knowles 



Cadet Servers 



Spence, King, Riehardson, 
Basliam, Gloeckner, Bingham 



Officers of the 

Guard 

Association 

In'GKAM, J. F. President 

Fekoxy, W A Companij 

Represenlaiirc 
WiLBURN, N. H B Compani/ 

Re/ircscnlafivc 
Walker, W. C C Vomimny 

Representative 
Bhadford, J. K D Compajiy 

Representative 
luviiVE, M. M E Company 

Representative 
Lash, E. A F Company 

Representative 
Adams, R. E Band Company 

Representative 
Old, W. H Secretary 




HOSPITAL STAFF 




Mrs. Elizalieth Ha«te 



THE 
BUGLERS 




Left to Uiglil Ic.ii\" 111.1 "Hill" 



VMI FOUNDATION 



The VMI FouiMlalion, Inc., c-sfal.lishn! in liKtO. is ll.c- alunini- 
sponsored agency of tlie Institute wliich promotes tlie academic 
advancement of VMI. Among its projects are scholarships, 
fellowships, a faculty retirement program, a faculty group life 
insurance program, funds to Iielp cultural cadet extrn-cuniini.ir 
activities (such as tlie Timmins Room, the Taft Room, ;iiid llu- 
Glee Clul.). and a iiost of other worthy projects. 

The .apilal fnn.ls of Ihc Foun.iation now total well over a 
million dollars. The immediate goal is for tln-ee million dollars: 
the income from which is to be used for sui)port of a iilainicd 
minimum working program. 

The Class of 1959 recently established in the Foundation 
a funtl in its name through dividends from individually-purchased 
life insurance policies. The purpose of this fund will be cliosen 
at the twenty-fifth reunion of the class. 

The chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundatinn 
is General of the Army George C. Marshall, '01, now of Fint hursl. 
North Carolina; the President of the Board is Mr. John M. Camp, 
'05, of Franklin, Virginia; its office staff in Lexington in Room 
No. 95, New Barracks Concourse, includes Mr. Joseph D. Neikirk, 
•3'-2. and :\Ir. Gregory Craig Taylor. '57. 




(Seated at desk): Mr. Joseph Xeikirk, Executive \'ico President 
{Standimj) : Mr. Gregory Taylor, Si'cretai-y 



VMI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 




On the day following the graduation of the first class at VMI— 16 in number 
— the members met in the Hall of the Society of Cadets and organized the 
Alumni Military Society. This meeting took place on July 5, 184-2. The name 
was changed a few years later to the Society of Alumni. Stil! later it became the 
\'MI Alumni Association and in 1919 was incorporated under this name. 

Any cadet who leaves VMI in good standing — not expelled by the Honor 
Court — automati<all> b.iMnir-. a member of the Association. There are no dues 
but a member is i\|)i . Nil {•• .nnuially contribute through his class agent a sum 
in proportion to flic (.lilii^almii he feels to the VMI. 

The Alumni Association meets annually on Alumni Day at Finals. How- 
ever, there are call meetings, if necessary. The officers of the Association con- 
sists of a President, two Vice Presidents (1st and '^nd), Executive Secretary 
and a Treasurer. 

The governing body is the linard nt Directors, formerly known as the 



Executive Committee. This Bo; 

bv (he [iiciiil.ci.liin nf 111,. Alniin 



Col. Herbert Jacob, Executive Secretary, VMI Alumni Associati< 



irh meets four times a year, is elected 
niiini Association and is fifteen in number, l/'-20th 
of " liii li riiii-l Kr liMiN ■ I i—r- ihat have graduated in the last ten years. Each 
(IkiI'Ic; Ii:i\iiii: ,i I i i i I n I >( i ~I ijp of twcnty-five or more is entitled to one 
ad.iiliMii:i| iih iiib< I .ni file liuard. Chapter Representatives, while elected by the 
( 'li,t|)l( ['. art > ..nliiniril by the General Association at Finals. They have the 
>:iiiir ii-lil- iinl |iM\;lenes as the elected members and are governed by the 

The Alumni Association is financed by monies annually raised by the Class 
Agents. Our Budget is about $35,000 a year and the money raised is spent in 
services to the Alumni, which are brieHv stated as fnlhnvs: Fjnaneincr tiic 

Alumni Oflic.-, Opmiiion of Almnni Hall I'- ■■" /.'■ ■ - .'.' Ir.--- i- -,11 Mniuni 

four times a \Tar, banquet at Finals, - i- 1 1 mj ^i-.il.i- Im \I [iMrlm-s. 

salaries, ])art salarv In the Public RelatiMn- (llli.n'. -. ., ,;il >,. m-itv ;nMl J'.'nMun 
Plan for employees, preMiilnm Hmmh^s to Virginia High Schools. l)anquet to 
First Class, Reservation Hi>-(c^,, ( l.iss Agent expenses, Alumni automobile, 
entertaining the Govenioi ;ind Ins Advisory Committee, entertaining Legis- 
lative groups, financial lielp to the Placement Committee, and paying for the 
hundreds of small jobs and services that your Secretary must perform as a 
part of his duties. 



FRIENDS OF THE INSTITUTE 




THE POST EXCHANGE 

ANYTHING YOU BOYS NEED FOP THE WEEKEND?' 






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the post office 

"all the fours are up" 



THE BOOK STORE 
WE EXPECT THAT SHIP 
MENT NEXT WEEK" 




THE TAILOR REPAIR PRESSING SHOP 

"WE'LL HAVE VOUR STRIPES OKI BVFE I" "THEY'LL BE READY BY GUARD MOUNT, HONEY' 




©i^sg 



''BEST WISHES FROM WAlT KTELUy" 



IT'S AN 
OUTRAGE 




© k.F.S. 



PONT woi^Ry we 

JUer A BAD PREA/V\/ 
BEST WISMES TO ALU 
OF you AT V.M.I. 
FROM BEETLE ANP 
TME GANG ANP 



Dennis the Menace 





HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 
TO THE V.M.I. BOMB ON YOUR, 
75 If BIRTHDAY... 



I9S9 -^^ VM.I. 




'f^,"^'R 



Ac^'JOE PMOOm" cund MoeL^ 



"WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF 



Cadet Joe Jones is like most other cadets, a hard worker. He tries. Sometimes, however, trying doesn't 
seem to do much good, and from time to time things go wrong. 

Joe has certain duties wliich he nmst perform. These inciuck- liie rigors of guard duly, room orderly, 
divisional inspector, etc. There are also many rules that the cadet must abide l)y and follow out faithfully, or 
sufi'er the eonsec|uences thereof. These rules include: "Thou shalt not have civics in thy room". . . "'Thou shalt 
have no automobile " . . . "Thou shalt not take a wife, " etc. 

What if everything was to go wrong in the day of one cadet? It has happened -most cadets have ex- 
perienced sagas similar to these depicted. When things go wrong, then the consequences can be far-reaching 
and disastrous. Here then, is a memorial to all those who have suffered similar troubles, and an answer to the 
oft-heard ([nestion, "Whatever happened to oh! Joe anyway?" 

Read, and take lieed ... 




Joe's dvke is an alert voung man 



"Your wife called and wants you to bring the car home this 
weekend " 




Joe uses his roommate's cup to 
drown a tranquilizer 



'Great news, Joe — I'm on the gim with a case of 
trench mouth!" 



Paradise Lost 




After enjoying ii tennis win, Joe leaps over the net and 



. . . Ooops! 





Guess who got caught in 
confinement check? 



'You say vours is Xo. 81069-1'2? "Well, this is rifle Xo. 'Tve fiuallv finished my term 
,3021959!" ' paper!" 




"There will be a CCQ in 
barracks right awav" 



"Fivc-cne-fix 



'It took iiie all night bul I'm 
all over Eco!" 




. But our five grade test tomorrow is in Histor\ 



•SAYOXARA' 



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CELEBRATING OUR 91st YEAR 



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INCORPORATED 



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OFFICIAL JEWELERS 

TO THE CLASSES OF 

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Perhaps you have been thinking of this 
occasion for some time. Graduation is only 
the beginning of a brighter future. We hope 
that it is a "^commencement" of greater thing? 
to come. 

In America we enjoy the world's highest 
standard of living. If we are to continue to 
enjoy these benefits, we must have better 
trained men and women. We need more 
scientists; more trained engineers; and better 
qualified people in all walks of life. It's 
your future — use it wisely. 




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Now Serving Roanoke, Salem, Vinton 

and Roanoke County from Three 

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'Upholding the Traditions of the South' 



BURTON p. SHORT, President, '44 

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REALTOR — INSURER 

125 26th Street 
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Company, Inc. 

p. O. Box 1223 
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 

Stanley R. Navas, President, '41 

Harry W. Easterly, Jr., Executive Vice Pres., '44 

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Jack M. Parrish, Jr., Asst. Treasurer, '43 

William H. Emory, Jr., '43 

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NATIONWIDE INSURANCE 


FIRE — LIFE 


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With the Compliments of 

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Book Publishers 

ELLIOTT B. MACRAE, '22 

President 



lOHN P. EDMONDSON, '24 

Executive Vice-President 



300 Fourth Ave., New York 10 



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OF PETERSBURG, Inc. 

"Everything to Build With" 
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Member FDIC 



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Home Office 

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THE FAUQUIER DEMOCRAT 

Published Weekly At 
WARRENTON, VIRGINIA 
Extends Congratulations to 

THE CLASS OF 1959 



WOODSON PONTIAC 




3926 Williamson Road 
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 



Chrysler Plymouth 

GREEN-GIFFORD 
MOTOR CORPORATION 

Ward's Corner — Times Square of the South 

162 E. Sewell's Point Road Norfolk 5, Va. 

Phone 8-5466 

C B. "BUDDY" GIFFORD 



Congratulations to the 
CLASS OF '59 

McCRUM'S DRUG STORE 

LEXINGTON, VA. 



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BENSON-PHILLIPS CO., Inc. 



NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA 



"Serving the Virginia Peninsula's 
Building and Fuel needs since 1891" 



J. W. BURRESS, Inc. 



Construction and Quarry Equipment 



SALES — SERVICE — RENTALS 



1701 SHENANDOAH AVE., N. W. 
PHONE DI 3-1507 ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 

Phone PArk 3-5544 
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. 



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OVERNITE 

TRANSPORTATION 

COMPANY 

HOME OFFICE 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 
Safety Dependability 



VIRGINIAN HOTEL 

LYNCHBURG, VA. 

Dininq Room & Banquet Facilities 
200 FIREPROOF ROOMS 



SAVE — and Make it a Habit 

Lynchburg Federal Savings 
and Loan Association 

616 Church Street 1990 Fort Ave. 

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 



MASSANUTTEN 
MILITARY ACADEMY 

R.O.T.C. — Fully Accredited 
College Preparatory 

WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA 



CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 
CLASS OF '59 

From 

VIRGINIA STEEL COMPANY 
INCORPORATED 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 



Compliments of 

PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK 
OF WARRENTON 

WARRENTON, VIRGINIA 



LET'S GO TO 


RODMAN'S BAR-B-Q 


High at Hamilton 


PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA 



DICKERSON BUICK 
CORPORATION 

Federal Street near Fifth 

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 

Telephone Victor 7-5573 



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WHERE ROANOKE 
SHOPS WITH CONFIDENCE 

Mitchell 

•■■^■'•CLOXiJING-'-^ 



OF ROANOKE 



J. F. BARBOUR & SONS 

Builders of the Fine Buildings in 
Virginia Since 1884 



South Roanoke Lumber Co. 

Building Materials of All Kinds 

Fine Millwork A Specialty 

We Make the Finest Kitchen Cabinets 
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 



FAST SERVICE 
LAUNDRY & CLEANING 

687 Brandon Road 
"Across irom the Radio Towers" 

DIAL DI 4-1648 ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 



ROCKYDALE QUARRIES 
CORPORATION 

Crushed Stone — Agricultural Lime 
Limestone Sand 

NOW SERVING ROANOKE & LYNCHBURG 



R. STUART COTTRELL 

INCORPORATED 

INSURANCE 

18 North Ninth Street 
RICHMOND 19, VIRGINIA 



Compliments of 

FROST DINER 

By-Pass Warrenton, Va. 

ALWAYS OPEN 



Compliments of 



CANADA PRODUCE CO. 



Lynchburg, Virginia 



Compliments of 


NELSON 


CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 


WARRENTON, VA. 



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THE 
MEAD CORPORATION 

Heald Division 

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 
''Paper Makers to America" 






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Yoo V^JA^WA SELLOM THAT 7ee.PEE ? 



IVY CONSTRUCTION 



CORPORATION 



CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. 




^gS^^SHSini 



Compliments of 



THE BALLARDS 



NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 



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Compliments 

F. W. WOOL WORTH CO. 

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 

Visit Our Modern 
Lunch Department and Bakery 



Compliments oi 

VALLEY ROOFING CORP. 

and 

VALLEY MECHANICAL CORP. 

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 



CknF'fflinnlth's 

CtotAMiL An. Uawia Mtn, and. /fUn Who Stau (iounm 

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 

"Roanoke's leading Specialty Store 
for Men and Boys" 

FEATURING 
HICKEY FREEMAN — SOCIETY BRAND 

KINGSRIDGE — KNOX HATS 
ARROW SHIRTS — FREEMAN SHOES 
and many other famous national brands 



IVEY «& KIRKPATRICK 

Insurance and Bonds 

210 First Colony Life Building 

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 

Dial 4-2485 



McLEAN PONTIAC CORP. 

2323 High Street 
PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA 



Compliments of 

MASON-HAGAN. Inc. 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 



FINE CLOTHES 



JOHN NORMAN, Inc. 



Roanoke, Virginia 



VIRGINIA'S FAVORITE 
DEPARTMENT STORES 




Lexington, Va. 



Compliments of 

CLASS OF '31 











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The All-Family 


Drink 



Compliments of 

BLUE RIDGE STONE 
CORPORATION 

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 



RICHMOND ENGINEERING 
COMPANY 



Archie's 

DICOHPOHATED 

7130 Williamson Rd. 
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 

OPERATING 

ARCHIE'S LOBSTER HOUSE 
ARCHIE'S TOWN HOUSE 
ARCHIE'S GIFT SHOPPE 

"They 'ye all gone to Archie's 



W. BRADLEY TYREE 

GENERAL CONTRACTING 

5999 South 6th Street 

FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA 

J A 7-9015 JE 2-9664 



WILEY & WILSON 

CONSULTING ENGINEERS 

Industrial Plants, Power Plants, Steam and Electric Distribu- 
tion, Municipal Planning, Water Supply, Sewerage, Sewage 
and Water Treatment, Incinerators, Highways and Airports. 

REPORTS — PLANS — SUPERVISION 

Main Ofiice 

Courtland Bldg. 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Branch Oiiice 

711 West Main St. 
Richmond 20, Virginia 



Compliments of 

ALEXANDRIA 
BUILDING SUPPLIES. Inc. 

ALEXANDRIA, VA. 



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,J)^Hi DAIRY CHEF Says: 

EAT BETTER... 

c^Ji SPEND LESS... 

ENJOY: 

DAIRY FOODS 

' ROANOKESMOSTMODERN DAIRY" 

PHONE DIAMOND 4-5501 



GARST 

BROS. 



DAIRY INC. 



Compliments of 



THE TEXAS CO. 



NORFOLK. VIRGINIA 




Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. 




LYNCHBURG. VA. 



Allri^^, All t-'^f'^i Pf^ll ooer ^ 4he, <^urh I 



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LONE JACK LIMESTONE 
COMPANY, Inc. 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

CRUSHED STONE FOR HIGHWAY, 
RAILROAD AND CEMENT 



MARVIN V. TEMPLETON 
& SONS 

ASPHALT SURFACING 

Asphalt and Macadam Paving 

* Private Roads — Driveways 

* Parking Lots 

* Highways and Municipality Improvements 

Dial Lynchburg 2-7102 or 3-4422 
BOONESBORO RD. 



Compliments of 



ELMON GRAY & CO 



WAVERLY, VIRGINIA 



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Compliments of 



S. W. RAWLS, Inc. 



Distributors 



GULF OIL PRODUCTS 



FRANKLIN, VA. 



The Kennedy Warren 
Dining Room 

3133 Connecticut Avenue 
WASHINGTON, D. C. 

Now Oiienng: 

Weekday Luncheons 12:30 to 2:30 
Weekday Dinners: 5:30 to 8:30 
Sunday Dinners: 1:00 to 8:00 

Special Arrangements Made For 

Banquets, Dinner Parties, Luncheon Parties 

Wedding Receptions, Cocktail Parties 
PHONE ADAMS 4-9100 

AIR CONDITIONED 



Compliments of 

VAUGHAN AND COMPANY, Bankers 

Established 1886 

FRANKLIN. VIRGINIA 



Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 



IT'S AK 

ENGINEER'S 

WORLD 

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 

OFFERS m 

A PROMISING CAREER 




Today is the day of automa- 
tion and mechanization. Tomor- 
row may well see what one 
prominent electrical engineer 
terms "a civilization built on 
technology." 

America's future is in the 
hands of its engineers. And 
there's a place for YOU in this 

challenging new world! Elec- opening up. Think of what this 
trical engineering is one of its means to you! You invest in the 
fastest growing fields. Every world of tomorrow when you 
day, exciting new applications make electrical engineering your 
and rewarding new jobs are career! 

VIRGINIA ELECTRIC 
AND POWER COMPANY 





Old Virginia Packing Co. 

Front Roydl, Virginia 

PURE 

APPLE BUTTER, APPLE SAUCE 
TOMATO JUICE, GRAPE DRINK 

JAMS, JELLIES, PRESERVES 



m^^^si^^atlgh 




RESTAURANT 
and 
BAR 



iHunrljfn 



727 Eleventh Street, N. W. 
WASHINGTON, D. C. 

Telephone ST 3-5769 

Hermine Goede, Prop. 

Specializing In German Food 
ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY 

Open Sundays and Holidays 4 to Closing 



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Compliments of 

PERRY BUICK 

BUICK ~ OPAL DEALERS 
Norfolk, Virginia 



Compliments of 

A NORFOLK FRIEND 



HOLLOMON-BROWN 
FUNERAL HOME 

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 



Best Wishes to the Class of '59 
From 

ROSENTHAL CHEVROLET 

3900 Columbia Pike 
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 

JA 7-6781 

CHEVROLET SAAB Cars of Sweden 



BURKE & HERBERT 
Bank & Trust Company 

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 



OLDEST BANK IN THE OLD DOMINION 

Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 
COMPLETE BANKING SERVICE 



Alexander Beegle 




Quality Clothiers and 
Furnishers to Gentlemen 

Ladies Sportswear 

31st STREET 
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA 



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Compliments ol 

Alexandria 
National Bank 

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 



ESTABLISHED 1892 

SOUTHGATE 
STORAGE CO. 

INCORPOHATED 



SOUTHGATE TERMINAL 

NORFOLK, VA. 
Phone MAdison 5-6561 

MERCHANDISE STORAGE 

Fully Mechanized and Paletized • Centrally Located 

Pool Car Distribution • Private Trackage 

Custom Bonded Space • Negotiable Receipts 

• Local Truck Delivery Service 



New York Representative: 

JOHN V/. TERREFORTE 

American Chain of Warehouses, Inc. 

250 Park Ave. Phone PLaza 3-1234 

Chicago Representative: 
HENRY BECKER 
American Chain of Warehouses, Inc. 
53 West Jackson Blvd. Phone HArrison 7- 



Compliments of 



JOHN E. WOOL LUMBER COMPANY 



INCORPORATED 



NORFOLK, VA. 



BAYSIDE, VA. 



VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. 



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Compliments of 

ABINGDON GROCERY 
COMPANY 

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA 



ESTABLISHED 1881 

CHAS. SYER & CO. 
SUGAR BROKERS 

NORFOLK 14, VA. 




J. 


R. 


FORD COMPANY 

Incorporated 

P. O. Drawer 1179 • 
Nineteenth Street at Fillmore 
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 


Genera] Contractors and Paving Engineers 



R. M. DAVIS MOTORS 

INC. 

YOUR DESOTO -PLYMOUTH DEALER 

10th and West Main Streets 
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA 

PHONE 2-6125 



AN 

INTERESTED 
ALUMNUS 



Compliments of 

MUTUAL 
FEDERAL SAVINGS 

and Loan Association of Noriolk 



Boush and Bute Streets, Norfolk, Virginia 

3520 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 

3201 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 

1909 Little Creek Road, Norfolk, Virginia 

SERVING THE FINANaAL NEEDS 
OF THIS COMMUNITY SINCE 1889 



Charlottesville Woolen Mills 

Since 1868 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA 

Manufacturers of a Distinguished Line of 

100% Virgin Wool Uniform Fabrics 

Including Top-Quality Cadet Grays and Blues 

Used by Leading Military Schools and Colleges 

Prescribed and Used by the Cadets 

of the 

Virginia Military Institute 



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Congratulations 

to the 

BROTHER RATS OF '59 



TRAYLOR CHEMICAL 
& SUPPLY COMPANY 



AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL 
CHEMICALS 



Metcalf Building 
ORLANDO, FLORIDA 



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Compliments of 



THE SHENANDOAH LIFE 
INSURANCE COMPANY 



Compliments of 


The Norfolk-Portsmouth 


Wholesale Beer 


Dealers 



MARTHA WHITE FLOUR 



"Goodness Gracious it's Good" 



Compliments of 


HODGES JEWELRY STORE 


Waynesboro — Clifton Forge 


Covington, Va. 



Charles W. Barger & Son 

Inc. 

CONSTRUCTORS 

QUARRY OPERATORS 

READY-MIXED CONCRETE 



Phone HO 3-2106 



Lexington, Va. 



ACME VISIBLE RECORDS, Inc. 



CROZET, VIRGINIA 



NATURAL BRIDGE OF VIRGINIA 

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World 

• HOTEL — attractive, comfortable, reasonably priced; 
excellent food; air conditioned dining room 




• MOTOR LODGE— new, smartly appointed 



• AUDITORIUM — spacious, well equipped (excellent for 
movies, displays, dances, meetings) 



• ROCKBRIDGE CENTER— with large modern cafeteria; 
gift shop; game rooms; heated, tiled, indoor swimming 
pool with outdoor sand beach for year 'round swimming 



DRAMA OF CREATION— Illumination and pageant, 
presented nightly underneath the Bridge 

Adjacent to the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway 



Compliments of 

BAUGHER CHEVROLET 
COMPANY 

1157 West Main Street 
WAYNESBORO, VIRGINIA 



LEEWAY MOTOR COURT 


On U. S. North 1 1 


4 Ivliles North of Lexington, Va. 


DINING ROOM 


Phone HO 3-6697 


Mr. and Mrs. V^. H. Ferron, Props. 



^d/onc/ txibe. in /Ac ?_ 
rteephoh room ! ( 




CLOVER CREAMERY 
COMPANY 

INCORPORATED 

Manufacturers of 



MILK 




ICE CREAM 

PASTEURIZED 
PRODUCTS 

BLOCK OR CRUSHED ICE 

LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA 
Dial HO 3-3126 



BUTTER 



Compliments of 



Addington-Beaman Lumber 
Co., Inc. 



NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 



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VISIT 

GLEN ECHO PARK 

'Playground of the Nation's Capitol" 

Meet Your College Friends In the 
— CAMPUS ROOM — 



The Best Students . . . 

Usually Are the Best-Informed Students 

Keep up with what's going on in the State, 
Nation and World by reading 

THE ROANOKE TIMES 

and 

illir Snatmkr Hlnrlti-Ki'uiB 

Daily and Sunday 



Compliments of 

CANADA DRY BOTTLING CO. 



W. W. CONNELL, JR. 
Insurance 

200 Royster Building 

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 

LIFE— DISABILITY— HOSPITAL— MAJOR MEDICAL 

FIRE-AUTO— BURGLARY— LIABILITY— COMPENSATION 

HOMEOWNERS— MARINE 

MAdison 7-0218 



Ashman Marquette, Inc. 

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 



Distributors of 

MOTOROLA TELEVISION 
FEDDERS AIR CONDITIONERS 



THE PEOPLES NATIONAL 

A FOURTEEN MILLION DOLLAR 

BANK IN 

ROCKY MOUNT, VIRGINIA 

No Service Charge on Checking Accounts 

The Largest Bank in America in a Town 

the Size of Rocky Mount 



Norfolk-Portsmouth 

Chapter 

V.M.I. Alumni 

Association 



Compliments of 

RHODES DRUG 
COMPANY 



WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA 



Congratulations 
Class of J 959 



Hayes. Seay. Mattern & Mattern 



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Compliments of 

CRIDER & SHOCKEY, Inc. 

Transit-Mix and Prestressed Concrete 

WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA 

P. O. Box 767 

Telephone MO 2-2541 



Compliments of 

NASH EUCLID 

Equipment Sales Corporation 

SALEM, VIRGINIA 
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 



Euclid Construction Equipment 



RALPH E. 


MILLS COMPANY 


INCORPORATED 


GENERAL CONTRACTORS 


P. O. Box. 


513 Salem, Va. 



Compliments of 



WINCHESTER EVENING STAR 



BRYAM'S RESTAURANT 

ELgin 9-4651 3215 West Broad St. 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 



RHODES DRUG STORE 



WARRENTON, VIRGINIA 



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COMPLIMENTS 
OF 



ROCKY MOUNT FRIENDS 



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Compliments of 

ROCKBRIDGE NATIONAL 
BANK 

LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA 



We Welcome Cadet Accounts 

THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK 

LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA 



Member FDIC 



Established 1895 



Compliments of 


EAST COAST FREIGHT 


LINES 


RICHMOND, VA. 



CARTER BROTHERS. Inc. 

CONTRACT HAULERS 
Richmond, Virginia 



Congratulations to the Class 
of '59 from 

RICHMOND MACHINERY 
and EQUIPMENT CO. 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 



Compliments of 

POWER EQUIPMENT 
COMPANY 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 



HANKINS & lOHANN, Inc. 

Manufacturers of 
METAL PRODUCTS 
Richmond, Virginia 



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Compliments of 

TOWN and COUNTRY 
RESTAURANT 

MADISON HEIGHTS, VIRGINIA 



Compliments of 

A FRIEND 



Compliments of 
A FRIEND 

CLASS OF '34 



Westhampton Esso Servicenter 


5805 Grove 


Avenue 


RICHMOND, 


VIRGINIA 


DICK AND DON 


DUCKHARDT 


Phone AT 


8-9889 



TIRED? 

SLEEPY? 

FOR REASONABLE, MODERN 
ACCOMMODATIONS, WE RECOMMEND 

STEVESVILLE MOTEL 

and 

RESTAURANT 



I Mile North of 
LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA 



WEAR 



AMERICAN GENTLEMAN 
SHOES 



THEY LOOK BETTER, WEAR BETTER AND 
GIVE LASTING COMFORT 



— AMERICA'S FINEST — 

On Sale At Leading Stores Everywhere 

Manufactured By 

CRADDOCK-TERRY SHOE 
CORPORATION 

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 



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S. L. WILLIAMSON 
COMPANY, INC. 



ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND PAVING 
Charlottesville, Va. 



The BOMB Covers were Produced by 

KINGSKRAFT 

MANUFACTURERS OF 
FINE YEARBOOK COVERS 



Kingsport Press Kingsport, Tenn. 



Compliments of 

Virginia Holsum Bakeries, Inc. 

p. O. Box 1108 
STAUNTON, VIRGINIA 

HOLSUM — "The Greatest Name In Bread" 



J. C. HEIZER 

LEE HI TRUCK STOP 
AND RESTAURANT 

4 Miles North of Lexington, Va. 



WRITTEN FUNERAL HOME 

Incorporated 

MODERN EQUIPMENT PERSONAL SERVICE 

1336 Park Avenue 
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 



"Your Business Is Appreciated Here" 

The Peoples National Bank 

Organized 1304 

LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA 

Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 



MEN OF AMERICA: 
MISSILE ENGINEER 



Missile blasting off 

And climbing high! 

Jet trail blazing briglit' 

Against the si<yl 

\A/here tiney fire missiles, 

You'll find a man 

Stops to take big pleasure 

Whien and where he can . . 




Nothing satisfies like the 

BIG CLEAN TASTE OF TOP-TOBACCO 



REGULAR KING 



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Bl IL fe- rl 





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EXTENDS ITS BEST WISHES 
TO THE CLASS OF 1959 



GENERAL OFFICES: 
KINGSPORT, TENN. 



CHAP STICK COMPANY 




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PERSONALIZED, individually 
marked foi each member oi 
1 your family ■ ® * <f 


LYNCHBURG, VffiGINIA 





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C. E. THURSTON & SONS 

INCORPORATED 

Insulation and Refractory Contractors 
MILL-MARINE AND CONTRACTORS SUPPLIES 

30-34 Commercial Place 

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 

Phone MA 7-7751 



Compliments oi 

COLONNA'S SHIPYARD, 
Inc. 

Norfolk, Virginia 



REGISTERED JEWELER— AMERICAN GEM SOCIETY 

Among the many VMI men who have 
purchased their engagement rings here Bowen's 
has a reputation for diamonds of exceptional 
beauty and sound value. 

Each flawless stone has its own "Pedigree" 
— its registration certificate in the American 
Gem Society. 

Charge Accounts for Keydets? Of course! 



Bowen Jewelry Co., Inc. 



Lynchburg, Virgii 



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EASTERN ELECTRIC CORP. 



Caters to Your Kitchen 



NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 



Compliments of 



W L O W 



NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 



CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 
CLASS OF '59 



A. B. 6c W. TRANSIT 
COMPANY 



ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 



In Virginia Beach it's 



LEE'S JET LOUNGE 



Atlantic Ave. and 26th Street 
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA 



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HOLIDAY INN 

ROANOKE'S 

NEWEST and FINEST 

MOTEL 



COMPLIMENTS OF 

Standard Tile Corporation 

OF 

STAUNTON, VIRGINIA 
Ceramic — Marble — Floor Covering 

623 N. Coulter St. TUxedo 6-2317 — 6-2318 



&1 

JtBl|bark Sc 2jpa. Htli. 

lir HI. piump *lrppt 
Sforfalk, Hirgtnia 

Customer Parking — MoSoramp Garage 



THE COLLEGE TOWN SHOP 

Has all men's apparel specially styled for 
College Students. We feature a barracks de- 
livery service and welcome cadet accounts. 

Barracks Representatives 
SAM HORNER, '60— JIM MINER, '61 



VMI 
POST EXCHANGE 

SUPPORT THE CADET 
WELFARE FUND 



I. Ed. Deaver & Sons, Inc. 

FINE MEN'S CLOTHING 

Phone HO 3-2311 

Lexington, Va. 
Barracks Representative 

BEN LYNCH, '61 



ADAIR-HUTTON, Inc. 

Lexington's Shopping Center 

SERVING THE PUBLIC OVER 

THREE QUARTERS OF A CENTURY 

Make this Store Your 

SHOPPING HEADQUARTERS 

PHONE 
Office HObart 3-4721 



ORCHARDSIDE COURT 

FAIRFIELD, VA. 

AAA Recommended 

Telephone Raphine 4-F-2 

1 1 Miles North of Lexington 

Specializing In 

Sizzling Steaks — Chicken 

Virginia Ham 

18 Units of Modern Design — Tile Baths 

Beautifully Furnished — Individual Controlled Heat 

Radio — Television — Swimming 



Your Home Away From Home 



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Hotel General Wayne 

WAYNESBORO, VA. 

70 MODERN FIREPROOF ROOMS 

Completely Air Conditioned 

Ample Free Parking Free Room Television 

Excellent Coffee Shop 

Catering to Private Banquets and Parties 

A Grenoble Hotel 



T. H. LAWLER, Manager 

Phone WH 2-8117 




Roanokes Most Exclusive 
Men's and Young Men's Store 



R. W. JENKINS. Inc. 

COLD STORAGE AND BASKET DIVISION 
Dial 2-40168 

1704-1706 E. Franklin St. 
RICHMOND 19, VIRGINIA 



STEPHEN - ALDRIDGE 

Home of Quality Furniture 

Lee Highway 
Between Roanoke and Salem 



BEASLEY & BEASLEY 

Evaluation Engineers 

1734 F Street, Northwest 
WASHINGTON, D. C. 

Industrial Appraisals 
For Every Purpose 



Ortho-Vent Shoe Company 

Incorporated 



SALEM, VIRGINIA 



PHONE 84-5640 



NIGHTS 5-0007 



Powers Outboard Motor Sales 

MERCURY OUTBOARD MOTORS 

Sales and Service 

SANDUSKY AND FLEETCRAFT 

BOATS 



2403 N. Lombardy 



RICHMOND. VA. 



J. V. BICKFORD, Inc. 

Building Materials Lumber 

MILLWORK 

Steel, Aluminum, Wood Windows, Doors 

Pembroke at W. Oueens St. 
Phone 3-0736 

HAMPTON, VIRGINIA 



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There's no better place — no better time, to 
thank you each and all for your many past 
courtesies. We sincerely appreciate your valu- 
able patronage and hope that we may have the 
pleasure of serving you many more times. 

To those returning next fall, we'll be glad to 
see you back — to those leaving us for another 
life, best wishes and good luck! 

Sincerely, 

Pres Brown's Sport Shop 

LEXINGTON, VA. 

P. S. Remember to write us for college novelties 
and gifts. Mail orders are filled promptly. 




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ENGRAVING 
COMPANY 

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 



artists • engravers • designers ^ of fine school and college yearbooks 



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The staff of the 1959 Uomb wishes to express appreciation to all tliose who have helped make 
this jniblicatiou a sueeess. 

Ill particuhir, the Homh Staff' would like to thank the ]'iiyinia Cavalcade for the very fine 
color plate which was loaned by them for use in this publication (TJ/Z Cadets at Xew Market). 
The staff is further indebted to Norfolk and Western for the color plate of Preston Library. 

A deep debt of gratitude is due to the cartoonists who freely gave of tlunr talents in the "Out- 
rage" section. 

We are appreciative of the services of Lieutenant Colonel .Mcxandrr II. Morrison, faculty 
advisor to the Bomb, and to ^Irs. Julie Martin of the Public Relations Ottice. Without the guidance 
and prodding of Colonel Morrison and the sacrifice in time for proofreading and reference work 
of Mrs. Martin, it is doubtful whether we would have gone to press. 

This is your Bomb— it belongs to VMI, and specifically to the Corps of Cadets of 19,59-196'?. 
We hope you enjoy it. 

Editor 



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